Yesterday, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli delivered the Ontario 2019 Budget: “Protecting What Matters Most”. The provincial budget addressed the importance of digital connectivity in fostering economic growth, as the government
Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology, Inc. (SWIFT), a municipal led broadband project initiated by the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus (WOWC), announces the expansion of its Board of Directors as it appoints
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is making changes to its Broadband funding model.
Why this is important?
The recent changes to the Commission’s funding model has relaxed
With an estimated 100,000 of the 230,000 underserved premises in Southwestern Ontario ineligible for funding, SWIFT is requesting a review of the CRTC’s Broadband Fund eligibility criteria.
SWIFT is encouraging all rural
SWIFT has filed a petition to the Governor in Council seeking a review of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision to restrict municipal governments and regional initiatives access to federal broadband funding while relaxing eligibility standards for private
SWIFT is seeking a review of the CRTC Broadband Fund eligibility criteria and requesting that modifications be made to increase access to funding for all underserved Canadians.
Residents can now explore SWIFT’s easy-to-use mapping tool to confirm Internet service availability at their home, work, farms and places of business.
SWIFT has developed in partnership with the R2B2 project an interactive map indicating where there is access to
With its announcement that the Ontario Government will be releasing a broadband and cellular strategy in 2019, SWIFT is encouraged that the province recognizes the importance of connecting citizens and
SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) now represents all six consortiums in their catchment area. New members include Connecting Windsor-Essex (CW-E), Chatham Kent Lambton Administrators Group (CKLAG), London & Region