Cover Story: RURAL CONNECTIONS: A way to bring broadband to rural Ontario – or corporate welfare?

The Ontario government has launched an ambitious plan to bring high-speed Internet to rural southern Ontario. But its critics say that it favours large companies and involves too much paperwork


The province is putting $30 million into broadband Internet in rural Ontario. Companies operating outside of the cities say high-speed Internet is expanding both because of the government injection, and in spite of it.

Some new and expanded coverage is being offered by private companies operating entirely on their own. Andreas Wiatowski in Brant County is an example.

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