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Government of Canada on track to exceed high-speed Internet connectivity targets – Municipal Infonet

Projections show that 98.6% of Canadians will have access to high-speed Internet by 2026 –

No matter where you live, access to reliable, affordable high-speed Internet is essential. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities, and large and small Internet service providers to ensure that all Canadians are connected.

On December 28, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, updated Canadians on the Government of Canada’s progress toward connecting all Canadians, no matter where they live, to high-speed Internet.

A year of progress

Thanks to the $3.225 billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), as well as other federal and provincial investments, the federal government is on track to exceed its goal of providing access to high-speed Internet to 98% of Canadian households by 2026 and 100% by 2030. Today, 93.5% of Canadian households have access to high-speed Internet compared to just 79% in 2014. Current projections show that 98.6% of households will have access by 2026.

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