Province announces funding for ‘fibre-based’ internet infrastructure in Erin

ERIN – The villages of Erin and Hillsburgh will eventually benefit from new high-speed internet infrastructure funded by the provincial and federal governments.

In a recent press release, the province announced $54 million in taxpayer dollars would be given to Rogers Communications to bring “large-scale, fibre-based” internet access to at least 20,000 homes in 83 communities throughout the province, including the villages in the Town of Erin.

The funding, from a pool of around $1.2 billion originally announced in 2021, is part of a federal push to connect all Canadians to high-speed internet by 2030, and Ontario’s goal to do the same by 2025.

No additional information or details were provided in the release.