The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Supports Federal Investment in Rural Internet: 6/8/2018
June 08, 2018
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Supports Federal Investment in Rural Internet.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce applauds the federal government’s announcement earlier today regarding their investment of $12 million to bring faster internet to 30 communities in rural Saskatchewan.
“Faster internet, in rural and remote areas of the province, is critically important to running businesses in a world that is increasingly moving online,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber.
Part of the federal government’s $12 million investment will be combined with funding from SaskTel to provide new high-speed internet to the community of Admiral, plus faster service to Abbey, Brock, Cabri, Climax, Denzil, Eston, Gull Lake, Kelvington, Kipling, Kyle, Milestone, Netherhill, Richmound, Southey, and Vibank.
Another portion of the federal funding will be combined with support from FlexNetworks to bring faster service to Balone Beach, Berard Beach, Blumenheim, Blumenthal, Crystal Springs, Domremy Beach, Greenfeld, Hagen, Gruenthal, Neuhorst, Nikorick Beach, Riversedge, Tway, and Wakaw Lake.
“The Chamber had previously advocated for faster internet in remote northern Saskatchewan, improvements which are now paying off for those communities, so we expect these enhancements to rural internet will have a very positive impact on these areas as well,” said McLellan.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of over 10,000 businesses across the province through the Chamber network.
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For further information contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
Steve McLellan, CEO