Better Internet for Rural Ontario

Better Internet for Rural Ontario

Ontario has a digital divide, with cities enjoying fast, reliable internet service while people in rural areas live in a digital past.

It's time to close the connectivity gap.

Poor internet access hurts students in rural schools; deters businesses from setting up shop; hinders emergency response; and deprives farmers of the latest technologies.

Broadband internet is a necessity - not a luxury - in our modern, digital world.

Southwestern Ontario alone needs a $4 billion in fibre-optic infrastructure.

Yet the government is committing just $63 million per year to broadband expansion across the province, $100 million less than the previous government budgeted.

Rural Ontario has been waiting a decade for better internet.

Tell the Minister we cannot wait another decade.

You can submit this letter as-is or change it to reflect your own priorities. Your comment will be forwarded with the subject line "Don't leave rural Ontario waiting for better internet", including your name, email and postal code to the Minister of Infrastructure. You will also be added to the GPO mailing list but you can unsubscribe at any time.