SWIFT receives $180 million in federal and provincial funding through Small Communities Fund

Ultra-high speed Internet connectivity is critical to rural economic development and Southwestern Ontario is another step closer to seeing the development of a project that will have a major impact on the region’s current and future vitality.


Infrastructure is Key

February 12, 2016 - The leaders of southwestern Ontario municipalities are seeking funding to expand the prosperity base of the region. This includes funding the build of the SWIFT network, a ubiquitous, affordable and an accessible regional ultra-high speed (fibre-based) broadband network. They are also seeking sustainable and more predictable funding from other orders of government for critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, rail and bus transportation, social housing and high speed Intranet.

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Appeals to Province for Broadband Support

NIAGARA FALLS, On (August 18, 2015) – The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) is ensuring that its efforts to bring ultra-high-speed internet across the region is on the Province’s radar at the Association of Municipalites of Ontario conference in Niagara Falls.  
WOWC updated Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid about the project, which aims to address the region’s long-term readiness as the demand for connectivity grows.


Georgian College backs SWIFT with $10,000 contribution

May 13, 2015

Georgian College has pledged support for the SWIFT initiative, contributing $10,000 in funding for the project that will build an ultra-high-speed fibre-optic broadband network throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Georgian College joins Grey Bruce Health Services and the Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.) as a non-WOWC member of the SWIFT initiative.

SWIFT Network launches virtual presence, begins community outreach: Follow, like and share the news!

Alliston, Simcoe County, August 12, 2014 – The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) has taken another step forward in bringing ultra-high speed fibre optic broadband connectivity to Southwestern Ontario that is reliable and affordable regardless of population density.