The Ontario government is launching a new interactive map that will make it easier for residents and businesses to learn more about provincially funded high-speed internet projects across the province. Users can search the map by address, community or municipality to find project details, including information on construction status and internet service providers that will be delivering reliable high-speed internet in unserved and underserved communities.
“I am so proud to launch this new online tool that will help people learn more about high-speed internet access currently available and coming soon to communities across the province,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “This user friendly map will provide Ontarians with the latest information about our government’s progress in bringing reliable high-speed internet access to every community by the end of 2025. Through our ambitious plan, our government will ensure that no community will be left behind in today’s digital world.”
The province has finalized agreements totalling more than $2.3 billion for nearly 200 high-speed internet and cellular projects across the province. As part of these agreements, the Ontario government is announcing the internet service providers for 14 high-speed internet projects that will receive over $8.4 million in provincial funding through the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program. These projects, which are also featured on the new high-speed internet map, will bring reliable high-speed internet access to more than 11,000 homes and businesses across the province.
“The new interactive map will enable Ontarians to track the status of broadband infrastructure projects in their community and across the province with confidence. This step forward is another example of our government’s commitment to expand access to high-speed internet to rural communities across the province to ensure people can live, work and farm wherever they want,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.