Issue: June 2021
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I-VALLEY (Intelligent Community Association

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 i-VALLEY was delighted to share the news that the Municipality of Pictou County had been awarded a grant under the Universal Broadband Fund Rapid Deployment Stream. The news release can be found at:

http://www.newswire.ca/news-re...

Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of finance, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Maryann Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, made the announcement of $4.46 million in funding for the municipality of Pictou County. He noted that the investment "will bring reliable, highspeed Internet access to many households in Pictou County, and may also improve the quality of cell coverage throughout rural communities in our region'.

Warden Robert Parker stated that "This fund is significant in many ways and I thank Minister Monsef for making it available. Not only is it very helpful in serving our rural residents but it also marks a high level of confidence by the Federal Government in the broadband plans our council has approved for the County of Pictou. It is also important as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Barry Gander, Co-founder, i-VALLEY, Recipient, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award. Barry Gander@i-valley.ca https://www.i-valley.ca/