Broadband Fund
Closing the digital divide in Canada

Whether you’re at home, at work, or on the road, your phone should be able to connect using LTE or better technology, you should have an Internet connection with access to broadband speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload and access to unlimited data.

Broadband at 50/10 Mbps, unlimited



Rural communities


Mobile LTE



Major transportation roads and highways


Rural communities


Long description
  • 50/10 – unlimited coverage (% of households)
    • Canada: 91.4%
    • Rural communities: 62%
  • Mobile – LTE (% of the population covered)
    • Canada: 99.4%
    • 87.2% major transportation roads and highways are covered by LTE in Canada
    • Rural communities: 97.1%

But many Canadians, particularly those in rural and remote areas, do not have adequate access to these services.

It’s time to close the digital divide.

Refer to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map for the latest broadband data. Broadband coverage information is collected by ISED through ongoing consultation with Internet service providers, the CRTC, industry associations, provinces and territories, and other partners and stakeholders.

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We selected a new project from the third call for applications.

In July 2024, we selected a new project for funding from the third call for applications to the Broadband Fund. More selected projects will be announced this year.

Learn more about the selected project.

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About the Fund

Under the CRTC’s Broadband Fund, up to $675 million will be available over the first 5 years. These funds will support projects to build or upgrade access and transport infrastructure to provide fixed and mobile wireless broadband Internet access services in eligible underserved areas across Canada.
Learn more about the Broadband Fund

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