HALIFAX, NS – Chris d’Entremont, the Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington, stood with residents in Little Harbour, Comeau’s Hill and surrounding area, to demand high speed internet.
Today in the Legislature, he presented a petition asking the government to provide high-speed internet to the area. d’Entremont says it’s unacceptable that rural areas are underserved by high-speed internet.
“More and more government, commercial and residential services are being provided exclusively online. People are having trouble accessing them. Internet is an important service that should be brought up to the current standard for everyday use,” says d’Entremont. “Not having internet for basic things like email, for personal and business purposes, is unacceptable. Many rural businesses rely on internet to survive.”
Residents say they are severely disadvantaged compared to the vast majority of the rest of the province and want internet service fixed.
“It is time for the government to step up and ensure all Nova Scotians have the same level of service,” says d’Entremont. “Fixing internet would go a long way in helping to grow our rural economy.”