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Today, the Province of Nova Scotia and Develop Nova Scotia announced the second round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiatives, including a project to connect approximately 850 more homes and businesses in the Municipality of Barrington to Bell Canada’s all-fibre network. This project is made possible through an investment of $243,925 by the Municipality of Barrington and will provide residents with download speeds of up to 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
“After the completion of this project, more than 90% of the Municipality will have access to high-speed Internet,” said Warden Eddie Nickerson. “Having a strong Internet network will help our Municipality be a place where businesses and residents can prosper. We will continue working with our partners to actively pursue further funding opportunities so even more residents can have access to this important service.”
Preparatory and engineering work will soon begin east of Barrington in the communities of Clyde River, Port Clyde and Goose Lake, along with several communities in the Port La Tour area including Baccaro, Blanche and Thomasville. More information around construction timing will be shared once this work has been completed.
The first round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative projects, where the Municipality invested $200,000, will see approximately 950 homes and businesses between Charlesville through to Doctor’s Cove get access to Bell’s all-fibre network by early next year.
For more information on Develop Nova Scotia's official announcement, click here. For more local information, contact the municipal office.
Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to provide high-speed Internet access to unserved and underserved Nova Scotians. The Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative strategy will see highspeed Internet access available to more than 95% of Nova Scotia residences and businesses.