MPP Stephen Lecce Delivers Investment and High-Speed Internet in King
KING-VAUGHAN —All Canadians need reliable and affordable high-speed Internet, no matter where they live. The governments of Canada and Ontario are taking action to bring high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities.
“Hard-working families in King need and deserve reliable and affordable high-speed internet to study for school, start a business, access health services, work from home, or simply connect with friends and loved ones,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan. “Our government is listening to families, and we are taking action to build a stronger Ontario by expanding reliable high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across York Region.”
The governments announced more than $48 million in combined federal and provincial funding for a project by YorkNet to bring high-speed Internet access to over 3,800 homes and businesses in 31 communities in York region including King City, Nobleton, Lloydtown, and Pottageville.
This project being announced today is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 households and businesses across the province. This historic agreement was made possible by a joint federal-provincial investment totaling more than $1.2 billion.
Today’s announcement brings Ontario closer to achieving its goal of making high-speed internet accessible in every community across the province by the end of 2025.
On July 29, 2021, a Canada-Ontario broadband partnership was announced. This agreement will bring high-speed Internet access to more than 280,000 households across Ontario with a total investment of more than $1.2 billion, co-funded equally by both levels of government.
The Ontario government is investing nearly $4 billion to bring access to reliable high-speed internet to every community across the province by the end of 2025. This is the largest single investment in high-speed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history.
As of February 2023, Ontario has finalized agreements of more than $2.2 billion for nearly 200 high-speed internet and cellular projects across the province.
“On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank the governments of Canada and Ontario for the significant investment in YorkNet that will bring high-speed internet to 3,800 homes. High-speed internet is an increasingly vital tool in our communities. I’m very pleased to see that King communities are included as part of the announcement.”
Mayor Steve Pellegrini
Township of King