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Ontario fibre project gets federal-provincial boost

telecom | 07/26/2016 8:29 pm EDT

The federal and Ontario governments are investing up to $180 million into a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network designed to connect about 300 southwestern Ontario communities to high-speed Internet, officials announced Tuesday, bolstering a municipally driven project to bridge the region’s broadband gap. The SouthWest Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) is backed by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus — a group of 15 rural municipalities — and other partner communities and public sector organizations with the goal of building “an ultra high-speed fibre...