When will the CRTC announce its selected projects for the Broadband Fund?
A total of five projects have officially been selected from the Broadband Fund’s first call for applications, targeting the territories and satellite-dependant communities.
The selected projects will receive up to $72.1 million from the Fund to improve Internet access services to more than 10,100 households in 51 communities, the significant majority of which are Indigenous.
The recipients are:
- Broadband Communications North for a satellite project in northern Manitoba, and
- Northwestel for four projects, including two in Yukon (one satellite and one fibre) and two in the Northwest Territories (one satellite and one fibre).
Construction for most of these projects is anticipated to start in the spring of 2021.
A second call for applications, targeting all eligible regions across Canada, closed in June 2020. The CRTC is currently evaluating the applications and will announce the selected projects as soon as possible.
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