Connaigre Peninsula to get broadband internet

James McLeod
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Rural Development Minister Terry French has announced that the province is teaming up with the federal government and Bell Aliant to provide broadband Internet to the Connaigre Peninsula.

(From left) Terry French, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development; Senator David Wells; Geoff Davis, Regional Vice President Sales with Bell Aliant; and Chief Misel Joe, Miawpukek First Nation took part in a news conference at Confederation Building in St. John’s today where funding of $4 million was announced for broadband service to Connaigre Penninsula. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

The announcement will add high speed infrastructure to more than 2,000 homes. It will also add service to the Conne River first nation's community.

French was joined by Sen. David Wells, Miawpukek First Nation Chief Misel Joe and Geoff Davis, regional vice-president of sales with Bell Aliant.

Organizations: Miawpukek First Nation Chief Misel Joe and Geoff Davis, Bell Aliant

Geographic location: Conne River

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