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Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet Access to Markham

Province helping to connect more unserved and underserved homes and businesses

MARKHAM-UNIONVILLE – The Ontario government is bringing high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in the City of Markham, marking another milestone in its plan to help connect every corner of the province by the end of 2025.

“As a government, we remain dedicated to bringing high-speed internet initiatives to Markham and every community across Ontario,” said Billy Pang, MPP for Markham-Unionville. “Access to high-speed internet is key to building a stronger Ontario. And this initiative will help ensure homes and businesses can prosper and participate in today’s economy.” 

“Our government is ensuring every community in Ontario has access to reliable high-speed internet,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “We are making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families in areas such as the City of Markham. Through our tremendous progress, more Ontarians will be able to have access to reliable high-speed internet no matter where they live.”

The government estimates that there are as many as 640 underserved homes and businesses in the City of Markham. Following a two-stage competitive process, Bell Canada has signed an agreement with the province to bring high-speed internet access to homes and businesses. In total, the province has signed agreements with eight internet service providers to bring access to up to 266,000 unserved and underserved homes and businesses in as many as 339 municipalities across Ontario.

This announcement is part of Ontario’s historic investment of nearly $4 billion to bring access to reliable high-speed internet across the province, which will help ensure that every home and business, in every community, can participate in today’s economy.

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More than ever, people require access to stay in touch, access health care, and operate their business. High speed internet access will be a game changer for many Markham residents and Ontarians who have been unable to connect at home or at work. This project will help many rural communities take part in the digital economy, create jobs and improve public safety.”

Logan Kanapathi, MPP for Markham-Thornhill

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