Min. MacDonald, Dale Larkin (client rep.), Matthew Jelley (Resort Municipality), Kim Champion (Eastlink), MP Wayne Easter
Announcement (Saturday, June 10, 2017)
Popular tourism destination receiving communication infrastructure upgrades
The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), is providing $62,500 to develop broadband internet infrastructure and support business growth for the high density tourism area within the Resort Municipality. The Province of PEI, through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, is contributing $20,832 to the initiative. Local stakeholders in the industry have committed to financing a portion, while the Resort Municipality will contribute a further $11,668 from collected Gas Tax. Upgrades will cover Route 6 from Bayview into the community of Stanley Bridge, a portion of Reid Road and Seawood Estates.