Federal government pledges $2.2 million for rural high-speed internet in Southwestern Ontario

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The federal government is putting more money toward better internet speeds in Niagara.

Rural Economic Development Minister Maryam Monsef announced almost $2.2 million in funding for the Niagara Regional Broadband Network and Mornington Communications Cooperative Ltd. this morning.

The funding is earmarked to bring high-speed internet to rural residents of southwestern Ontario.

Official say the projects will connect 310 underserved households in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Niagara Falls, Rothsay, Drayton, and St. Catharines to high-speed internet.