MD of Pincher Creek anticipates financial support for rural internet

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By Gillian Francis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Alberta has committed to closing the digital divide by contributing millions to help expand internet connectivity in rural communities. While the MD of Pincher Creek looks forward to the coming changes, the town of Pincher Creek will most likely not be impacted by this advance.
The provincial government announced Dec.16 that it would be contributing $150 million to the cause through the Canada-Alberta Broadband Partnership with the federal government.
This will be paired with additional funds from the federal government, that together, will total $300 million. $50 million will be allocated to support Indigenous businesses.
“This is an extremely important first step, a very exciting first step, but it is not the last step and this agreement leaves the door open for future collaboration between the Alberta government and...continued.

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