Central P.E.I. getting federal funds for internet
$857,100 will go to four communities
Rural communities in central P.E.I. will be getting a piece of federal funding for high-speed internet.
Wayne Easter, the Member of Parliament for Malpeque, announced in a written release Tuesday that $857,100 will go to the communities of Union Road, Spring Valley, Malpeque and Indian River to bring new or improved high-speed internet access.
The money is a part of the overall investment of $6 billion in the federal government's 2019 budget through the Connect to Innovate program, which was created to build internet backbones in under-serviced areas across the country.
"This important investment will support students and youth in learning and residents in day-to-day life with connected devices," Easter said in the release.
Of the over $800,000 in spending on the project, $642,675 will come from the Connect to Innovate program and $214,425 will come from Bell Canada.
The release said announcements in more communities are expected soon.