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September 18, 2020

Cape Breton Partnership Hosting Cape Breton Update on Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership will host a virtual update on September 30 with Develop Nova Scotia sharing the latest details on the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative and the upcoming internet improvement across the Island.

“Reliable access to broadband internet has been recognized time and again as one of the most important factors for our Island’s business community to remain competitive in the increasingly digital-dependent landscape,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “We are happy to be hosting Develop Nova Scotia for our second virtual update on the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative, and to connect the Island’s businesses and communities with the information they need to know on the initiative and future local internet improvements.”

Following the presentation, Develop Nova Scotia staff will be available for a question and answer period following the presentation, which is open to the public to attend for free, though pre-registration is required.

Details for the Update on Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative in Cape Breton are below:

The session will be capped at 100 participants, however, the webinar will be recorded and available on the Cape Breton Partnership website.                                                                                           

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Media Contact:
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership
902-631-5442
Jeremy@capebretonpartnership.com

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.

About the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative:
Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to provide high-speed Internet access to unserved and underserved Nova Scotians. The Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative strategy will see high-speed Internet access available to more than 95% of Nova Scotia homes and businesses. The Nova Scotia Internet Trust Fund is arms-length. Develop Nova Scotia manages the procurement process and evaluates all proposals received. Successful proponents are then recommended for funding by them to the Trust. The Trust decides on approval of funding. Where possible, funding is leveraged from other government and private sector partners to maximize investments.  Visit https://developns.ca/projects/high-speed-internet/

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