June 1, 2021 – Québec, Quebec

Thanks to a total investment of $21.65 million, made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 2,560 households in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region will have access to Bell high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Quebec Lieutenant and Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier; the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine; Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region and Member of the National Assembly for Chicoutimi; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; Nancy Guillemette, Member of the National Assembly for Roberval; François Tremblay, Member of the National Assembly for Dubuc; and Charles Gosselin, Director of Government Affairs at Bell.

Bell will receive a combined amount of $18.44 million from the two levels of government to support the deployment of high-speed Internet services to 2,560 households. The total value of the project is $21.65 million. The investment announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable, high-performance infrastructure in the following municipalities:

Domaine-du-Roy RCM:

  • Chambord
  • La Doré
  • Mashteuiatsh
  • Roberval
  • Sainte-Hedwidge
  • Saint-Félicien
  • Saint-François-de-Sales
  • Saint-Prime

Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM:

  • Saint-David-de-Falardeau
  • Saint-Honoré

Over the next few weeks, Bell 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.

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