Mayors and Wardens across Eastern Ontario are praising new funding for broadband services.

Officials from the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) are hopeful after the province recently announced $4-billion in an effort to connect all regions in Ontario with high-speed internet. The announcement aims to deliver high-speed internet to up to 700,000 homes across Ontario by 2025.

EORN believes this funding will help them achieve their Gig Project, which aims to deliver 1-gigabit upload and download broadband speeds throughout Eastern Ontario. The group says they are offering their support to ensure 95 percent of all residents get these speeds. They are also urging the federal government to continue investing in Eastern Ontario broadband.

Heads of the Eastern Ontario Mayor’s and Warden’s Caucuses also praised the move, saying it will help deliver services and economic growth to the region for years to come.