February 19th, 2018 – GRACEFIELD, QC – As part of the Québec branché and Connect to Innovate programs, four projects have been announced in the Outaouais region, representing a total of $6 746 328, of which $4 132 814 was provided in equal parts by the federal and provincial governments. These projects will bring high speed internet connection to 13 communities in the Outaouais. It is expected that, overall, 1 786 households in the region will gain high speed internet access.
The provincial member for Gatineau, Minister for Justice, and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, Mme Stéphanie Vallée, on behalf of the Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Minister responsible for Digital Strategy, Mme Dominique Anglade, and the Member for Pontiac, Mr. William Amos, on behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honorable Navdeep Bains, made the announcement today.
The Québec branché program aims to provide high-speed internet services to underserviced regions and localities. The selection and funding of projects was done in conjunction with the federal Connect to Innovate program. In total, more than 80 projects were selected in 14 Quebec regions.