The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is contributing $176,305 to provide approximately 533 homes and businesses access to Bell Canada's all-fibre network.
According to a news release issued January 25, the project which is being conducted through the provincial Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative led by Develop Nova Scotia, will provide residents with download speeds of up to 1.5 Gigabits.
"Over the past year, the new projects announced by Develop Nova Scotia, with municipal financial contribution, will bring fibre based high-speed Internet to every district within the Municipality," Dave Waters, MODL's director of business development, tourism and infrastructure, indicated in the release. "We will also continue to work on connecting any remaining under served residents through Develop Nova Scotia and alternative projects," said Waters.
MODL's mayor, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, stated in the release that since 2016 the municipality has increased high-speed internet connections in the region from approximately 60 per cent to 72 per cent, while the additional coverage announced "will increase our fibre footprint to over 98 [per cent] by the end of 2023."
The announcement covers 10 new projects in the municipality:
• Tancook Islands
• Camperdown East
• Crouses Settlement
• Petite Riviere
• Masons Beach
• Blue Rocks
• Voglers/Broad Cove