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Round 2 Projects Announced. Learn more.

Current Phase

Projects are currently underway that will deliver reliable, high-speed Internet to 97% of homes and businesses in Nova Scotia.

Round 2 projects announced in August 2020 mean an additional 32,000 homes and businesses will have access to high-speed Internet in the form of fibre to the home: 11,000 by summer 2021, 21,000 by end of 2021 and all 32,000 by summer 2022.

We believe Nova Scotia will be the first province in Canada to reach this level of coverage.

Since launching Round 1 in February 2020, approximately 18,000 homes and businesses have the network in place to offer new or improved high-speed Internet. Providers are working to make customer connections as quickly as possible. All projects in this round are expected to be substantially complete by end of March 2021.

With COVID-19 in play, we’re working with our Internet Service Providers to review all current projects with an aim to go faster. There are some acceleration efforts happening for first round projects thanks to an additional provincial investment of $15M.

We will continue to look at options to move all projects forward faster if possible. We will also continue to work to eliminate red tape, speed-up regulatory approvals and ensure better coordination among all of the people working to bring service to your doors.

This project will help Nova Scotians in the long term, but we also want to support people working from home during COVID-19 by making it easier for them to work and make social connections.

Next Phase

We are committed to covering as close to 100% of Nova Scotian homes and businesses as possible.

For any areas not included in the approved projects announced in Rounds 1 and 2, please know that we will be urgently looking at next steps to work to provide access to connections and will provide updates as soon as we are able.

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