Tourism is a way of life in the Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico, where a year-round population of 250 can swell up to 10,000 summer residents, supporting 160 businesses. Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), is providing $62,500 to develop broadband internet infrastructure and support business growth for the high density tourism area in the Resort Municipality. Province of PEI’s Dept of Economic Development and Tourism, is contributing $20,832 to the initiative. Local stakeholders have committed to financing a portion, while the Resort Municipality will contribute $11,668 from collected Gas Tax. Upgrades will cover Route 6 from Bayview into the community of Stanley Bridge, a portion of Reid Road and Seawood Estates.