The communities of Elmworth and Grovedale are set to get higher speed internet. The federal government has given $1.26 million to company GPNetworks to bring new or improved high-speed Internet access and capacity to those areas.

The funding will come from the Connect to Innovate program first announced in the 2019 federal budget.

“We know firsthand the struggles these communities face with poor or no internet. Programs like Connect to Innovate go a long way to improving internet services to the extent that it competes with and even exceeds the services provided in bigger cities,” says GPNetworks CEO Kobus De Jager.

Back in July, the government announced it would be providing more than $472,000 in funding for GPNetworks to bring new or improved high-speed internet to the communities of La Glace and Valhalla Centre.