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.