Ontario Connects

Rank 2022


Industry Sector: Other

Project Type: Social Infrastructure

Project Value: $3.889 billion

Funding Source: Public

Province: Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

The Government of Ontario has committed nearly $4 billion to connect every region in Ontario to reliable, high-speed internet by the end of 2025. This is the largest single investment in high-speed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history. This investment will help ensure that every household and business, in every community, has access to the digital world. To connect the remaining underserved and unserved communities across the province, Infrastructure Ontario is leading a new, innovative procurement process that started in summer 2021. This transparent and competitive process will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to bid for provincial subsidies through a series of reverse auction events for defined geographic areas and based upon requirements for high-speed internet infrastructure deployment.

Project Owner: Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario (Procurement/Project Manager)

Other Key Players: Ernst & Young LLP; Planview Utility Services Ltd.; Black & Veatch; Theory + Practice; KPMG LLP; Optimus SBR Inc.; Conboy Advisory Services Inc.; JTS Consulting Inc.

2022 Rank: 22


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