On March 18th the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream announced a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) project in King Township that will see Vianet connect 485 underserved households in the communities of Pottageville, Lloydtown and Nobleton.
Vianet has responded by breaking ground in multiple project locations less than 2 weeks after funding was announced, which was made possible by the strong teamwork and coordination of King Township staff and council in helping expedite project permits.
“The funding announced by the federal governments Universal Broadband fund helps push our
existing FTTH network deeper into the under-served areas of King Township and accelerate our
deployment of more fibre throughout the area. Our experience building rural broadband, along
with the strong support of King Township, has enabled us to respond rapidly by getting
shovels in the ground. The shovels are not just ready, they are already getting dirty. “
Vianet began building FTTH in the rural sections of King Township in 2017 and has continued to invest in King, bringing more homes and businesses online each year. This project will accelerate that ongoing investment, resulting in more under-served homes getting access to the ultra-fast, reliable, scalable and unlimited broadband that only fibre optic can consistently deliver.
“The Government of Canada has accelerated our plan to connect all Canadians to high speed
broadband, and that work is making a real difference for almost 500 households here in King.
This has been a major priority for so many in our community, and one that I will continue to
champion as your Member of Parliament. I’m grateful to Vianet for their collaboration on
this project that will bring this essential service to so many of our neighbours.”
– The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan
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