The PEI government says it’s scrapping a 30-million dollar plan to build nearly 15-hundred kilometres of fibre cable to help boost internet speeds in the province.
The aim was to create an internet “backbone” across the Island. But the plan’s been dropped, in part, because the province would still have to rely on broadband companies to build connections from the “backbone” to homes and businesses.
Now the province is issuing a call to the companies to come up with plans to build their own infrastructure to boost speeds in underserved areas. That would be partially subsidized by Ottawa and the province.