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Province approves funding for rural internet upgrades

The government announced one-point-four-million dollars in funding today for 22 rural internet projects, including several in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Victoria counties.

The projects have the potential to provide or improve service for up to 5,400 homes and 420 businesses, as well as some business parks, community centres, fire halls and other facilities.

Most projects will be completed within six months. They will assist in the development of further work, including a long-term strategy that is being developed.

Premier Stephen McNeil said better rural internet service will improve quality of life, access to services and help Nova Scotia innovate and compete in a global economy.

The projects will be led by 22 different municipalities and community groups.

In the Antigonish  and Pictou County area, Lismore and area receive 73 thousand in funding for the project.

For a complete list of projects, follow this link: