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As we continue to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have needed to rely on the Internet to help connect them to work, school, government resources, and loved ones. It’s how grandparents visit with their grandchildren, students communicate with their teachers and classmates, and businesses continue to sell their products. However, many communities across Canada still don’t have the infrastructure needed to connect us to one another. That’s why the Government of Canada is working to ensure all Canadians have access to fast and reliable Internet, no matter where they live.
Fast and reliable internet isn’t a luxury. It’s a basic service that everyone deserves to have access to – no matter where you live. That’s why we’re launching our Universal Broadband Fund today, and aiming to connect all Canadians to high-speed internet by 2030.
Over the past five years, our government has invested $6 billion in broadband and connected 1.2 million households to high-speed internet. What we’ve announced today builds on that work and is the largest one-time federal investment in broadband in our country’s history.