June 2, 2021 – Québec, Quebec
Thanks to a total investment of $34.8 million—made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed that was announced on March 22—4,340 households in the Haut-Saint-François RCM and the Val-Saint-François RCM will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
The announcement was made today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead; Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; François Jacques, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (municipal affairs) and Member of the National Assembly for Mégantic; André Bachand, Member of the National Assembly for Richmond; and Johanne Hinse, General Manager for Quebec and Vice-President of Programming and Community Relations at Cogeco.
Cogeco will receive a combined amount of $31.7 million from the two levels of government to support the deployment of high-speed Internet services to 4,340 households. The investment announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable, high-performance infrastructure in the following municipalities:
- Ascot Corner
- La Patrie
Over the next few weeks, Cogeco 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.