February 16, 2023 – Government of PEI: Government is sharing the first progress report from the Broadband Connectivity Strategy: 2021 – 2025.
The report provides an update on activities from October 2021 through December 2022, while outlining where progress has been made and where more work needs to be done.
Government had originally committed to ensuring high-speed Internet would be accessible to 95 per cent of civic addresses by June 2023. Government has surpassed this goal, reaching 96 per cent by the end of 2022. The overall goal is to reach 100 per cent of civic addresses by 2025.
“In the last 3 years, we have made great strides getting Islanders connected,” says Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Bloyce Thompson. “We know high-speed internet is crucial for work, education, growing businesses and accessing public services, and we won’t stop until we achieve our ultimate goal.”