OFA provides comments to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines regarding enabling the use of Electricity Infrastructure for Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan. The expansion of broadband infrastructure and high-quality, reliable internet service is a priority for Ontario farmers. OFA supports Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan and efforts to increase the rate of broadband expansion in Ontario, especially to rural areas that are significantly underserved. While OFA supports the rapid expansion of broadband infrastructure to rural areas and encourages government to remove barriers that may slow development and delay deployment, we maintain that future projects must respect the value of farmland and landowners’ rights. Considering the scale of the Broadband Cellular Action Plan, there will be additional and recurring access needed for telecoms to install their equipment on poles already located on privately owned land, including farm acreage throughout rural Ontario.