June 8, 2021 – Québec, Quebec
Thanks to a total investment of $11.1 million—made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, which was announced on March 22—780 households in the Montmagny RCM will have access to Cogeco 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; 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; and Johanne Hinse, General Manager for Quebec and Vice-President of Programming and Community Relations at Cogeco.
Cogeco will receive a combined amount of $10.4 million from the two levels of government to support the deployment of high-speed Internet services to 780 households. The total cost of the project is $11.1 million. The investment announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable, high-performance infrastructure in the following municipalities:
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.