Annual Facilities Survey

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The Annual Facilities Survey forms are issued to Telecommunications Common Carriers who offered either local and access, Internet and/or wireless services as of December 31 of the reporting period. These forms are assigned based on details captured in previous surveys and from the telecommunications service providers registration lists.

If your entity has provided telecommunications services in Canada using landline and/or wireless facilities at any point during the previous year and has not received a request to submit data, please contact us for guidance using the On-line form.


This survey is conducted under the authority of the Telecommunications Act.


  • Annual facilities data collection

Due date(s)

  • 1 March 2020

Significant changes

Form 278

  • This form now collects 5G coverage.
  • This form now collects the list of companies and their type (reseller, MVNO, or other) for whom wholesale mobile services are supplied.

Forms 256, 267, 278

  • To assist with submissions of geographic data, checklists for each form have been created. Checklists will be accessible through a link in the instructions of each respective form.

Survey forms

2xx Facilities

  • 256 - Geographic residential broadband capability
  • 266 - Publicly available WiFi hotspots
  • 267 - Gigabit transport points of presence
  • 278 - Mobile and paging coverage and MVNOs
  • 359 - Backhaul transport facilities
  • 2191 - Residential households subscribing to FTTP/FTTN services and households serviced by FTTP/FTTN and IPTV
  • 2781 - Mobile network sharing arrangements
  • 2782 - Mobile roaming arrangements
  • 2783 - Mobile spectrum arrangements
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