SWIFT is collecting data from small businesses in southwestern Ontario, and encouraging small businesses within the region to complete a survey.
The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network is a forward-looking, financially sustainable plan to help the region connect, compete and keep pace in a digital world by building a holistic, ultra-high-speed fibre optic network across the region. Spearheaded by community and business leaders across Southwestern Ontario, Caledon, and Niagara Region, SWIFT will build an ultra-high-speed fibre optic regional broadband network for everyone from Windsor to Orillia, Kincardine to Caledon, and across the Niagara Region. Phase 1 of the project will invest nearly $300 million in modern broadband infrastructure that will connect over more than 3.5 million people across more than 305 communities across an area nine times the size of Prince Edward Island.
To connect everyone as effectively and efficiently as possible, SWIFT is collecting information about how residents, farms, businesses and public sector organizations currently use internet across the region. This information will help us determine where we will invest our funding and support SWIFT in achieving its goals of building “broadband for everyone.”