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Federal funds earmarked for better internet access in North Sunshine Coast

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Better high-speed internet access is coming to northern parts of the Sunshine Coast.

Rural Economic Development minister Maryam Monsef says $6.7 million is going to TELUS Communications to upgrade high-speed internet in the region.

The north Sunshine Coast is one of several regions receiving the upgrade.

Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country Liberal MP Patrick Weiler says reliable, high-speed Internet is essential to health, safety, work and education.

He says Ottawa’s investment is an important step in “providing better connection to hundreds of homes on the Sunshine Coast.” 

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According to Monsef, “high-speed Internet service is essential to the success of everyone living and working in rural British Columbia.”

The federal government intends to connect 98 percent of Canadians to high-speed Internet by 2026 and hit a national target of 100 percent connectivity by 2030.

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