At a joint press conference on Monday, Quebec Premier François Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $826 million dollars to connect 150,000 Quebec homes to high-speed internet by 2022.
"It's a historic announcement that we're making today," said Legault.
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Legault mentioned that during his 2018 campaign for premier, the CAQ promised that "by 2022, every Quebecer will be connected to high-speed internet."
"It's even more urgent after the pandemic than before the pandemic that everyone in Quebec, in every region of Quebec, can have high-speed internet," said the premier.
Several companies including Bell, Cogeco, and Videotron will partner up with the governments to install high-speed internet in the regions that need it.