On Friday, MPP for Bruce-Grey, Bill Walker, and MPP for Huron-Bruce, Lisa Thompson, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, announced a major step in the expanding of broadband internet in Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties with the Request for Proposals (RFP) by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Inc.
This program is part of the government’s commitment to expanding access to broadband internet in rural areas and makes way for up to $36.8 million in broadband infrastructure expansion.
MPP Bill Walker says in the statement, “This is terrific news for residents in the rural areas of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. Through this investment, we can continue to take steps to bridge the digital divide and improve quality of life for our local residents.”
The RFP for Grey County closes on July 10th, Bruce County closes on August 21st and Huron County to close on December 4th. Contracts will be awarded, and service provider agreements put in place shortly the RFPs close.