Canadian and Alberta governments invest nearly $500,000 to bring high-speed Internet to 280 homes in West Bragg Creek, Alberta

Canadian and Alberta governments invest nearly $500,000 to bring high-speed Internet to 280 homes in West Bragg Creek, Alberta

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OTTAWA, ON, June 20, 2022

Rural communities will benefit from increased high-speed Internet connectivity

OTTAWA, IN, June 20, 2022 /CNW/ – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work, learn and do business, and now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable, high-speed internet to access services, supports and opportunities. Via Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), the Government of Canada is taking steps to get people living in rural and remote communities connected to high-speed Internet.

Today, the Honorable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, along with the Honorable Nate Glubish, Alberta Service Minister, announced nearly $500,000 in funding for Mage Networks to bring high-speed Internet to 280 homes in West Bragg Creek, Alberta.

This project is part of an existing agreement between alberta Y Canada. In March 9, 2022, both governments announced a historic partnership to invest up to $780 million to provide all Albertans in rural, remote and indigenous communities with high-speed Internet access. the governments of Canada Y alberta will continue to announce the projects selected under this agreement in the coming months.

Today’s announcement is based on the Government of Canada progress to ensure that 98% of Canadians have access to high-speed Internet by 2026. The governments of Canada Y alberta recognize the important role that high-speed Internet access will play in post-pandemic economic recovery. Collaborating to provide better Internet services to Albertans living in rural, remote and indigenous communities will help create jobs and contribute to economic growth across the province.

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“We need to close the connectivity gap and make sure that every nook and cranny of alberta You have reliable high-speed Internet access. Today’s announcement of almost $500,000 in federal funds to connect 280 homes in West Bragg Creek it is a landmark for Albertans. Investments like these from the federal government and the private sector are helping create jobs, improve access to health care and online learning services, and keep us connected to the ones we love. The government of Canada We will continue to make investments like these to help achieve our national goal of connecting 98% of Canadians by 2026 and 100% by 2030.”
โ€“ The Honorable Gudie Hutchings, Minister for Rural Economic Development

“Today’s announcement is about improving the lives of the people of West Bragg Creek. For rural Albertans, high-speed Internet access will lead to the creation of new jobs and businesses that will benefit families, local businesses and workers across the province. The project announced today by Mage Networks will improve high-speed Internet connectivity for up to 280 homes. This funding brings us one step closer to closing the connectivity gap for rural Albertans.”
โ€“ The Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

“I am pleased that this funding from the federal government through the Universal Broadband Fund’s Rapid Response Stream will help connect more Albertans in the community of West Bragg Creek Reliable high-speed Internet. Every investment in rural broadband connectivity is an investment in the success and sustainability of our rural, remote and indigenous communities in alberta, and brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of universal connectivity. I look forward to announcing more projects as part of the alberta broadband strategy in the near future”.
โ€“ The Honorable Nate Glubish, Alberta Service Minister

“The inhabitants of West Bragg Creek they have lived without adequate internet service for far too long due to the region’s mountainous and forested terrain. In an increasingly digital age, this investment will ensure that all residents can actively participate in alberta growing economy from the comfort of your home, and enjoy all the services that fast and reliable Internet provides.
โ€“ miranda rosinDeputy to the Legislative Assembly for BanffKananaskis

“The Universal Broadband Fund grant will greatly improve Internet service in West Bragg Creek, Alberta. Mage Networks appreciates the recognition of the Government of Canada that its innovative MagiNetโ„ข solution is a key component in closing the digital divide for all Canadians. East alberta The technological innovation provides a maximum speed of 100 Mbps for both download and upload, and when combined with Mage’s exclusive Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidthโ„ข, will significantly improve our customers’ user experience. I am delighted that Mage is part of the expansion of broadband access in rural areas. alberta made possible by the Universal Broadband Fund.
โ€“ Dr. Sayed-Amr El-Hamamsy, president and CEO, wizard networks

Fast facts

  • The project announced today is receiving almost $500,000 in Government of Canada and Government of alberta financing to bring high-speed Internet to 280 homes in West Bragg Creek, Alberta.

  • Canada connectivity strategy aims to provide all Canadians with access to Internet speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download / 10 Mbps upload.

  • the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) is a $2.75 billion investment from the Government of Canada designed to help connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed Internet by 2026 and achieve the national goal of 100% connectivity by 2030.

  • In March 9, 2022a Canadaalberta broadband association was Announced. Under this agreement, approximately 200,000 households throughout alberta will connect to broadband thanks to an investment of up to $780 millionco-financed in equal parts by both levels of government.

  • Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $450 million in connectivity projects in alberta.

  • The UBF is part of a set of federal investments to improve high-speed Internet. Learn more about the High speed internet for everyone Canada page.

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