April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and Bell signed by Develop Nova Scotia.
Eastlink will expand access to 66 more homes and businesses in the Annapolis Valley, and is working with Develop Nova Scotia on solutions to reach other underserved areas across the province. Bell will expand access to a further 333 homes and businesses located in smaller, less populated areas.
The announcement marks a step forward in the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative as Develop Nova Scotia continues to drive towards a connected province. To date, the initiative has reached almost 60,000 locations—providing new or improved internet access to Nova Scotian homes and businesses.
“Together with our internet service provider partners, we are working hard to ensure projects underway are delivered on time and to identify solutions for the remaining homes and businesses,” said Jennifer Angel, President and CEO of Develop Nova Scotia. “Thanks to this announcement with Bell and Eastlink, we are one step closer to our goal.”
Develop Nova Scotia is working with internet service providers to identify solutions for the remaining 4,000 underserved homes and businesses across the province, moving towards the goal of providing high-speed internet access for as close to 100 per cent of the province as possible by the end of 2023.
Click for more information on the Bell expansion. (NOTE: Each Zone has the same information for the new Bell projects, including overall address list).
To learn more about the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative or to check the status of projects in your community, visit the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative webpage.