7 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) received funding for projects that will help them to give their Island customers better, faster Internet service.

The funding was provided through the Accelerated Internet Service Provider Pilot, a stream of the PEI Broadband Fund that gives grants to cover up 90 per cent of project costs to a maximum of $150,000.

Wicked EH? is one of the companies that received funding.

“It is our mandate to provide clients with the newest technology to improve their Internet service,” said Joelene Ferguson, Wicked EH? chief branding officer. “There is no better time than now to get greater download and upload speeds to our present and future customers during PEI’s new normal. Our system redesign will provide every one of our customers with a better overall internet experience without increasing prices.”

A call for applications to the fund went out last month and projects must be completed by December 31, 2020.

“Together, with local ISPs, we are working hard to come up with quick and creative solutions to get better Internet to Islanders. Our hope with these projects is that it will help ISPs with their costs and we can get as many Islanders hooked up to high-speed internet as possible over the next few months.”

– Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

To learn more, visit PEI Broadband Fund.