I’m delighted to share with you some good news for our communities. Yesterday, the Government of Quebec launched its interactive map which allows you to know in real time the progress of the work Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation.
The map allows you to view the progress of high-speed Internet service deployment projects in specific sectors and regions in Quebec. To search through the map, you have to enter the civic address, city, municipality or administrative region.
In addition, for households that will not have access to fibre optics by September 30, 2022, the Government of Quebec announced a high-speed Internet connection via satellite services.
This was all made possible thanks to Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation. Phases 1 and 2 of this initiative aims to connect 166,200 additional Quebec households to high-speed Internet by September 30, 2022. This operation is made possible thanks to co-funding of a total of $920.3 million by the governments of Canada and Quebec.
With these investments, we’ve already helped to connect over 96% of Quebecers to date and our government is on track to connect every single Quebecer by next year.
I would like to reiterate my commitment to you: Count on us to ensure that every region of Quebec has access to reliable high-speed Internet.