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Funds Available for High Speed Rural Internet

If you’re not happy with the speed of your Internet service, here’s a chance to get some provincial funds to improve your service. From now through December 31, 2016, municipalities and community groups can apply for funding for small-scale projects to bring higher-speed Internet service to rural areas of Nova Scotia. 

There’s a total of up to $500,000 in the pot, with a maximum contribution of $75,000 per project.  

"A lot of people have spent a great deal of time and effort developing ideas about how to access better Internet service, and they deserve a chance to be successful," said Business Minister Mark Furey. "These first projects may be small, but for those who receive connections they'll make a big difference and possibly lead to innovative solutions that can be applied in other regions." 

The provincial government is also reviewing proposals from 11 service providers to make additional immediate improvements in Internet service.

These efforts will be coordinated and aligned with the work of the recently announced Internet strategy team. This team will be releasing a long-term strategy for better Internet service in the spring of 2017.  

To apply, please go to http://novascotia.ca/business/internet/ 

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