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441-02007 (Media and telecommunications)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada


In 2020 the Government of Canada Launched the $3.225 billion dollar Universal Broadband Fund with a view to having 98% of Canadians connected to High Speed Internet by the year 2026, which is less than 3 years from now; and

94% of Canadians have reportedly been connected to High Speed Internet.

We, the undersigned residents of Georgian Bluffs and surrounding area, call upon the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry to: implement and announce a clear plan with geographic project commitments to fund the installation of fibre on roads called "the last mile" to include dead end roads such as 15 Sideroad in Shallow Lake Ontario.

Response by the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY DARRELL SAMSON

The Government of Canada is on track meet the national connectivity targets of providing high-speed Internet access to 98% of Canadian households by 2026 and 100% by 2030. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are working collaboratively under the $1.2 billion Canada-Ontario broadband partnership to get all Ontarian households connected to high-speed Internet. As of December 2023, 92.9% of households in Ontario have access to high-speed Internet, compared to 86.9% in 2017.

In the Township of Georgian Bluffs, 61.9% of homes have access to high-speed Internet today, with 100% projected to have access by December 2025 which is the province of Ontario’s target for universal connectivity. As shown on the High-Speed Internet Projects and Availability Map, projects underway in Georgian Bluffs include two Xplore projects, an Eh!Tel Networks project as well as a Bragg Communications project.

Presented to the House of Commons
Alex Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
December 13, 2023 (Petition No. 441-02007)
Government response tabled
January 29, 2024
Photo - Alex Ruff
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Conservative Caucus

31 signatures

Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.