Canada: Nearly $39.7 million to bring high-speed Internet access to 5,300 households in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region by September 2022
Quebec: Thanks to a total investment of $39.64 million, made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 5,300 households in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region will have access to Vidéotron high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
The announcement was made today by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine; Caroline Proulx, Quebec’s Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region and the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; Marie-Eve Proulx, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud; Denis Tardif, Member of the National Assembly for Rivière-du-Loup–Témiscouata; and Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor.
Vidéotron will receive a combined amount of $34 million from the two levels of government to support the deployment of high-speed Internet services in the region. The total cost of the project is $39.64 million. The investment announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable, high-performance infrastructure in the municipalities listed in the annex.
Over the next few months, Vidéotron will take an inventory of the targeted regions to ensure that no household will be left without service.
High-speed Internet services are considered essential today in a modern society like Quebec’s. Access to high-performance, reliable and affordable Internet services is at the core of communities’ economic and social 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 retail and telework.