Canadian internet service providers are pleased with the federal government’s latest announcement.
Over $12 million was invested through the Connect To Innovate program to bring internet service to 29 Saskatchewan communities.
Spokesperson for FlexNetworks, Kris Eby says as a result, their network base will grow and it gives them a chance to be a considerable player in Saskatchewan network services.
Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says all Canadians deserve access to the internet.
SaskTel is receiving over $6 million from the funding.
Chief Technology Officer Darryl Godfrey says they now have a higher capacity to service rural areas.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce applauds the federal government’s announcement of investing $12 million to bring faster internet to 30 rural communities in the province.
CEO Steve McLellan says faster internet in rural and remote areas is critically important to running businesses that is increasingly moving online.
He adds that The Chamber had previously advocated for faster internet in northern Saskatchewan and those improvements are paying off so he expects the same enhancements in the south will also have a positive impact.