When will the CRTC announce its selected projects for the Broadband Fund’s second call for applications?
A total of five transport projects have been selected from the Broadband Fund’s second call for applications, targeting all eligible areas across Canada.
The selected transport projects will receive up to $26.7 million in funding to help build over 550 km of fiber transport networks. These projects will benefit 41 communities located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, three of which are Indigenous communities and one being an official language minority community.
The recipients are:
- Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (British Columbia)
- BH Telecom Corp. (Saskatchewan)
- Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (British Columbia)
- Tough Country Communications Ltd. (British Columbia)
- Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Ontario)
Construction for most of these projects is anticipated to start in the second half of 2021.
The CRTC continues to evaluate applications submitted to the second call and will announce additional projects once approved.
The Broadband Fund has so far committed a total of close to $100 million to improve broadband Internet access for 92 communities, representing approximately 18,000 households.
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