For immediate release: May 17, 2019

Trent Hills, Ontario – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure about mobile broadband.

“We are pleased by the government’s $71 million investment in critical broadband and cellular infrastructure in Eastern Ontario. Access to high-speed internet is a basic requirement of the 21st century economy, much like roads, bridges, and electricity. As Ontario’s business advocate, we have long called for the government to address the province’s infrastructure deficit.

“Smart and strategic spending when it comes to expanding broadband access will have an immediate benefit to our economy and our communities and help Ontario businesses to compete on a global scale. We will continue to press the government to address the province’s infrastructure deficit and look forward to working together as they roll out their broadband plan across the province.”

The Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce also weighed in on the announcement made today in Northumberland County.

“It’s important that rural communities like Trent Hills have access to high-speed internet to support the needs of the community from both a residential and business perspective,” said Lori Schuett, Chair of the Board. “We have heard from our members that the lack of this basic service is a challenge and we are pleased to see the government investing to expand broadband access.”


Contact: Nancy Allanson, Executive Director, Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce 705-653-1551