WERCC calling for provincial help for rural internet access
Chamber of Commerce
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Ontario government to provide infrastructure funds for rural broadband internet access.
“Access to high speed internet is also essential for Windsor-Essex businesses to compete in the 21st century global economy,” said WERCC President Matt Marchand in a release.
The WERCC request comes as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce renewed calls for more investment into broadband infrastructure for remote and rural areas.
The OCC said in a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne that high-speed broadband internet access is “essential,” and “no longer recognized as a luxury.”
The WERCC echoed this sentiment when along with the Ontario Chamber Network the federal government was called on to address broadband internet access.