City seeking $10m to battle “digital divide”: Oshawa completes bid for SmartCities Challenge

The city’s initial bid for $10 million in funding from Infrastructure Canada to improve access to digital technology in low-income neighbourhoods is complete.

Oshawa is in the mix to receive the money through the SmartCities Challenge.

Kyle Benham, director of economic development for the city, says the submission focuses on making improvements to the Lakeview neighbourhood.

Some of the priorities in the bid include increasing internet connectivity in Lakeview while ensuring services are offered at ‘affordable and sustainable’ prices and that residents possess the appropriate skills to benefit from technology.

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