$9.5 million to provide high-speed Internet access to more than 1,000 households in the agglomeration of La Tuque by September 2022

Thanks to a $9.5-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 1,020 households in the Mauricie region will have access to high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; Marie-Louise Tardif, Member of the National Assembly for Laviolette–Saint-Maurice; and Charles Beaudet, Xplornet’s Vice-President, Quebec.

Xplornet will receive $ 5.73 million to support the deployment of high-speed Internet services to 1,020 homes. The investments announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable and efficient infrastructures in the municipalities of La Bostonnais, La Tuque and Lac-Édouard.

Over the next few months, Xplornet will take an inventory of the targeted regions to ensure that no household will be left without service.

High-speed Internet services are considered indispensable in a modern society like Quebec’s. Access to high-performance, reliable and affordable Internet services is at the core of our communities’ socio-economic development. The projects funded under Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed are a key part of the digital shift in Quebec and will promote access to telemedicine, distance learning, entertainment, online shopping and telework.

 

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