News Hearst To Gain Improved High Speed Internet Access SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, contributor, Friday, Mar. 16th, 2018 Photo Credit: Town of Hearst The town of Hearst will be gaining an improved access to high speed internet. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation will provide funding of $1.3 million to the town through their Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program. Mayor Roger Sigouin says a fiber optic network will be installed to boost internet speeds across the region. Sigouin says the improved access will benefit the community in many ways. //www.mykapuskasingnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sigouin-Wifi-1.wav He says in the past the service was costly and limited. //www.mykapuskasingnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sigouin-Wifi-2.wav Sigouin also asks for patience though, as the project is expected to take three years to be completed. //www.mykapuskasingnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sigouin-Wifi-3.wav This funding is part of more than $34 million that the NOHFC has invested in the Timmins-James Bay region since 2013.