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July 16, 2020

Cape Breton Partnership Hosting Virtual Update on Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative with Develop Nova Scotia

The Cape Breton Partnership is hosting a virtual update with Develop Nova Scotia on the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative, with specific details on the progress made to date on Cape Breton Island.

Develop Nova Scotia will be providing the presentation with staff available for a question and answer period following the presentation, which is open to the public to register and attend for free.

“We are happy to host Develop Nova Scotia for this virtual update with our communities,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “Access to a reliable internet connection has been one of the fastest growing concerns among our businesses and residents over the last number of years and the challenge has really been compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s never been more important for Cape Bretoners to remain connected locally and globally.”

“We know there are many questions about high-speed internet and we welcome opportunities like this one with the Cape Breton Partnership to speak out to communities directly.  We look forward to hearing the questions and sharing details on our work to date and what people can expect as we move forward,” said Jennifer Angel, President & CEO of Develop Nova Scotia. “Now more than ever the importance of reliable, high-speed internet is crystal clear. We are working closely with our internet providers to move projects forward as quickly as possible. We’ve committed to providing access to high-speed Internet to Nova Scotians, and we won’t stop until we do.”

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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