Updated: Mar 15
Councillor Kelly was pleased to be part of the announcement today that 6400 homes in West Carleton will be receiving major internet upgrades. The federal and provincial governments are making a joint investment of $13 million to bring places like Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, and Kinburn access to faster, more reliable, Bell fibre internet.
From left to right, Brad Docksteader and Maggie Papoulias (both from Bell); Kanata-North MP Jenna Sudds; Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton; Councillor Clarke Kelly; and Pat Barry (also from Bell).
This project also includes the communities of Arnprior, Braeside, Burnstown, Glasgow Station, Marathon Village, and White Lake and targeted for completion by the end of 2025.
Councillor Kelly was on hand for today's announcement with Kanata-North MP Jenna Sudds and Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton. Kelly spoke of his own experiences with shaky internet at his rural home.
"I’m very pleased to be here today to share with the people of Ontario in this announcement," Kelly said. "We all know access to reliable internet is essential in the digital world, and I know all levels of government are working hard to get Canadians access to the internet. Today’s announcement is another step towards that goal.”