Township of King getting more high-speed internet thanks to new funding

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Township of King, Ont.— More high-speed internet is coming to the Township of King thanks to over $48 million in funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario.

The money will go to YorkNet, a corporation owned by the Regional Municipality of York, to bring high-speed internet access to over 3,800 homes in 31 Ontario communities. That will include homes in King City, Lloydtown, Nobleton and Pottageville.

Although exact details still need to be worked out, it’s estimated the connections will begin in 2024.

The funding was announced on March 2 and is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 rural and remote households across the province.

This most recent announcement builds on the Government of Canada’s progress toward ensuring that 98 per cent of Canadians have access to high-speed internet by 2026 and 100 per cent by 2030.

The announcement also brings the Government of Ontario closer to achieving its goal of bringing reliable high-speed internet access to every community by the end of 2025.

The Township of King launched the King Connects program in 2017 with a goal of connecting all homes and businesses in King to high-speed internet. This continues to be a strategic priority for the Township.

To that end, King has worked in partnership with the governments of Canada, Ontario and internet service providers to make progress in connecting almost 5,000 homes in King Township to high-speed internet since 2019.

To learn more about what the Township has done to bring more high-speed internet to King, visit

Mayor Steve Pellegrini
Township of King

On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank the governments of Canada and Ontario for the significant investment in YorkNet that will bring high-speed internet to 3,800 homes. High-speed internet is an increasingly vital tool in our communities. I’m very pleased to see that King communities are included as part of the announcement.


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Township of King
Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer
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