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Alberta-Federal Partnership Funding Internet Access In More Rural Communities

Alberta’s government and the federal government are joining together to help connect more rural Alberta households to high-speed internet.

Ensuring that more rural communities have access to this basic service has been stated as a priority for Alberta’s government.

According to a press release, a partnership with the feds and the Universal Broadband fund will allow 120 more Alberta communities and more than 14,400 households to gain access to faster more reliable and affordable internet.

The combined investment from the provincial and the federal governments to assist with better connectivity is $150 million dollars.

Among the benefitting communities are Ardrossan, Bruderheim, Tofield, Two Hills, and Viking.

President Paul McLauchlin with the Rural Municipalities of Alberta says this announcement represents another step forward in closing the rural connectivity gap and RMA is looking forward to seeing how this provincial-federal partnership will fund internet access in more rural communities.

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