South Western Integrated Fibre Technology Project

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The South Western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative is a project to build an ultra high-speed fibre optic Internet network for everyone in Western Ontario and Niagara. The project is being led by a partnership of 16 regional and local municipalities in Southern Ontario.

The project’s aim is to provide access to fibre-optic high-speed Internet access for 3.5 million Ontarians living in rural areas.

Niagara Region has signed on as a partner to the SWIFT project.

Benefits

The SWIFT project will allow the creation of an extensive, cost-effective high-speed Internet network that will serve all of Niagara. This has wide-reaching economic benefits for Niagara, including

  • Supporting the growth of small businesses in rural areas by expanding access to online and e-commerce tools
  • Securing significant Federal and Provincial investment to improve Niagara’s information infrastructure
  • Better connecting residents in rural communities with online information and services

Personal Information and Privacy

Any personal information or personal health information submitted in writing will be collected, used and disclosed by members of Regional Council and Regional staff in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Personal Health Information Protection Act, where applicable.

Any information you share will be used only for the intended purpose for which it was provided. If you have any questions, email our Access and Privacy Office or call 905-980-6000 ext. 3779.

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