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February 21, 2023—Pictou, NS: The Province has announced investment in support of the Municipality of Pictou County’s independent high-speed internet project on behalf of the Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust.

This investment of $10.6 million will help bring new or improved high-speed internet access to more than 4,700 homes and businesses as part of the County’s $53 million fibre expansion project. The County is working to ensure that no areas in Pictou will be underserved by the project’s completion.

“We know the Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust shares our commitment in extending high-speed internet access across the province,” said Premier Tim Houston. “The Pictou County Rural Broadband Project is an important part of how we will achieve this together with our partners and we are pleased to support this expansion.”

The Pictou County project is in addition to the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative and the provincial Satellite Internet Service Rebate Program, working to bring new or improved high-speed wireless internet access to as close to 100% of Nova Scotians as possible.

For more information, visit the Build Nova Scotia website.

To learn more about the Satellite Internet Service Rebate Program and see if your address is eligible, click here.

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