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 and you should have access to broadband speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
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.
Stay current with all the latest updates to the Fund.
The first call for applications for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and all satellite-dependent communities in Canada closed on October 3, 2019, at midnight PST. A second call for applications will be launched this fall and it will be open to all types of projects in all eligible areas across the country.
Date Posted: [2019-10-04 10:00:00]
You asked us!
Read the answers to the commonly asked questions we’ve received about the first call for applications for the Broadband Fund.
Date Posted: [2019-09-16 11:00:00]
- Broadband Funding – Update to the Application Workbook Version 1.0
Following the publication of the Application Workbook Version 1.0 on June 27, 2019, two (2) errors (in Financial Statement tab) were detected and have now been subsequently corrected in the Application Workbook Version 1.1:
- The formula in Cell D62 of Financial Statement tab “Net Cash flow from Financing Activities” for Year A of Project Implementation has been corrected.
- The formatting of Cell D66 in Financial Statement tab “Annual Discount Rate” has been corrected, (e.g., when you enter 10 in Cell D66 for the discount rate, it will be displayed as 10%, not as 0.10%).
You can download a copy of the updated Application Workbook Version 1.1 (June 3, 2019 - Call for applications) when you log into your My CRTC Account. Should you already have data inputted in Application Workbook Version 1.0, you need to re-enter the data in version 1.1. Complete and submit the Application Workbook Version 1.1 as part of your Application.
Date Posted: [2019-08-22 11:00:00]
- Application Workbook now available!
You can obtain a copy of the Application Workbook (June 3, 2019 - Call for applications) when you log into your My CRTC Account and start a new application. The Application Workbook MUST BE completed and submitted as part of your Application.
Date Posted: [2019-06-27 11:00:00]
- Minor Corrections to the Map
Minor corrections have been made to the map for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and all satellite-dependent communities in Canada. Full details are available online.
Date Posted: [2019-06-25 11:00:00]
- Apply Now! First call for applications is open.
This call is for applications for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and for all satellite-dependent communities across Canada. Applicants have until October 3, 2019 to apply.
Date Posted: [2019-06-03 11:00:00]
Apply for Funding
The first call for applications for the Broadband Fund closed on 3 October 2019, at midnight PST. The first call was open for applications for eligible areas in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and all satellite-dependent communities in Canada. We intend to announce the selected projects from the first call for applications in 2020.
We’ll publish a second call for applications this fall and it will be open to all types of eligible projects in all eligible geographic areas across Canada. For each call for applications for funding from the Broadband Fund, a corresponding set of Broadband Fund eligibility maps and an updated Application Guide will be published consistent with the scope of the call.
Subscribe to the Broadband Fund RSS feed to stay up-to-date on the announcement of the second call for applications.
We’ll announce the selected projects from the first call for applications in 2020.
About the Fund
A Fund for projects to build or upgrade access and transport infrastructure to provide fixed and mobile wireless broadband Internet access services in eligible underserved areas of Canada.
Closed call for applications
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