Cogeco Communications says it will invest $10 million in new “digital infrastructure” to offer high-speed Internet service to more than 8,000 homes and businesses in Renfrew County, including the Deep River area.
The company said the project is part of its four-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in the operation and expansion of its advanced Canadian broadband network.
The local project will be delivered in collaboration with the government of Canada as part of its Connect to Innovate (CTI) program, which will contribute $2 million.
Cogeco said the project will deliver high-speed Internet to 5,100 homes and businesses in Arnprior, 465 in Chalk River, 1,700 in Deep River (including Mountain View subdivision), 455 in Beachburg, 590 in Cobden and 70 in Glasgow Station.
“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that access to high-speed Internet is the key to our economic prosperity, health and safety,” said Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
“Through investments in broadband, we continue to open doors so all Canadians can stay connected with loved ones and participate in everyday activities online. We are supporting projects that will connect 1 million households across the country and have made billions available to connect even more.
“With this project, over 8,000 homes and businesses, including in the Mountain View and Glasgow Station areas, will be better equipped to thrive in the digital economy.”
“True to our commitment and values, we are pleased to continue expanding our network and services to offer more families and businesses access to high-speed Internet,” said Frédéric Perron, president of Cogeco Connexion.
“We are thrilled to be working with the government of Canada in this important project which will connect more Canadians to reliable high-speed Internet.”
Once complete, Cogeco said residents will benefit from having access to the full range of Cogeco’s services, including the most flexible television offering, high-speed Internet services with download speeds up to 1GB, as well as unlimited usage with most packages.
There was no word on when work on the project will begin or when Cogeco’s new service will be available to area homes and businesses.
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