Broadband Fund
Projects selected for funding

With almost 600 applications received from across the country, requesting over $1.5B in funding, the CRTC is continuing its evaluation of applications submitted under the second call. Further funding announcements will be made as additional projects are approved.

To date, the Broadband Fund has committed up to nearly $177 million to improve broadband service for 152 communities. This represents approximately 28,125 households.

First call for applications

The first five selected Broadband Fund projects were awarded up to $72.1 million in funding to bring high-quality broadband Internet services to some of the most remote areas in Canada.

Second call for applications

Under the second call for applications, the Broadband Fund has awarded a total of up to nearly $105 million in funding for transport, access, and mobile wireless projects. Transport services provide the network that enables Internet access and mobile wireless services to be provided. Access services connect households to broadband infrastructure, and mobile wireless services provide an Internet connection without the use of phone or cable lines. The funded projects target a total of 101 communities in seven provinces.

  • In July 2021, 10 access-only projects and combination access/mobile projects were awarded up to nearly $20.5 million in funding. These projects will introduce or improve broadband Internet access services and, in some cases, mobile wireless services, in underserved areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Up to 3,625 households in 45 communities will have access to improved or new connections to the broadband network.
  • In March 2021, seven projects were awarded up to $57.7 million in funding. These fibre transport projects will increase broadband connectivity in underserved areas in northern Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Approximately 1,400 km of fibre network cable will be installed and, as a result, 15 communities will benefit from improved connections to the broadband network.
  • In February 2021, five fibre transport projects were awarded up to $26.7 million in funding. When completed, they will increase broadband connectivity in underserved areas in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Over 550 km of fibre network cable will be installed and, as a result, 41 communities will benefit from improved connections to the broadband network.

Selected projects to date by province and territory

Northwest Territories

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decisions
Northwestel Inc.
  • Access: 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
N/A
  • 8 communities
  • 692 households
  • Paulatuk
  • Ulukhaktok
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Łutselk'e
  • Sambaa K’e
  • Colville Lake
  • Gamètì
  • Wekweètì

$4.1M

Satellite Component

CRTC 2020-257

CRTC 2021-134

Northwestel Inc.
  • Access: 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
25 km
  • 18 communities
  • 3,643 households
  • 1 anchor institution
  • Aklavik
  • Behchokǫ̀
  • Délįnę
  • Dettah
  • Enterprise
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Fort Liard
  • Fort McPherson
  • Fort Providence
  • Fort Resolution
  • Fort Simpson
  • Jean Marie River
  • Kakisa
  • Nahanni Butte
  • Tsiigehtchic
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Tulita
  • Wrigley

$16.8M

Main Component

CRTC 2020-258

CRTC 2021-135

Yukon

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decisions
Northwestel Inc.
  • Access: 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • 189 households
  • Old Crow

$2.9M

Satellite Component

CRTC 2020-259

CRTC 2021-136

Northwestel Inc.
  • Access: 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
280 km
  • 19 communities
  • 4,680 households
  • 3 anchor institutions
  • Beaver Creek
  • Burwash Landing
  • Carcross
  • Carmacks
  • Champagne
  • Dawson City
  • Destruction Bay
  • Faro
  • Haines Junction
  • Judas Creek / Marsh Lake
  • Mayo
  • Pelly Crossing
  • Ross River
  • Stewart Crossing
  • Tagish
  • Teslin
  • Upper Liard
  • Watson Lake
  • Whitehorse

$38.6M

Main Component

CRTC 2020-260

CRTC 2021-137

British Columbia

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
Shaw Cablesystems G.P. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 150 km
  • 7 communities
  • 1,500 households
  • 3 anchor institutions
  • Attachie
  • Bear Flat
  • Charlie Lake
  • Farrell Creek
  • Moberly Lake
  • Saulteau First Nations
  • West Moberly First Nations

$13.8M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-44
Columbia Basin Broadband Corp. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 60 km
  • 5 communities
  • 1,100 households
  • 4 anchor institutions
  • Erie
  • Hall
  • Meadows
  • Park Siding
  • Ymir

$3.1M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-46
Tough Country N/A Transport Capacity Increased 0.5 km
  • 2 communities
  • 190 households
  • Baynes Lake
  • Kragmont

$55 k

Main Component

CRTC 2021-47

CRTC 2021-242

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation N/A Transport Capacity Increased 30 km
  • 2 communities
  • 475 households
  • Meadowbrook
  • Ta Ta Creek

$1.7M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-107
TELUS Communications Inc.
  • Access: Download/upload speeds of 25/10 Mbps with up to 500 GB of data
  • Mobile: LTE-A, with up to unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 50 households
  • Xeni Gwet’in
$1.52M

CRTC 2021-252

CRTC 2021-253

TELUS Communications Inc.
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 25/10 Mbps to 75/75 Mbps with up to unlimited data
  • Mobile: LTE-A, with up to unlimited data
N/A
  • 19 communities
  • Approximately 120 km of roads (Highway 20)
  • Approximately 885 households
  • Alexis Creek
  • Anahim Lake
  • Anahim’s Flat 1
  • Canim Lake 1
  • Canim Lake 2
  • Chilanko Forks
  • Fishtrap 19
  • Hanceville
  • Kleena Kleene
  • Nimpo Lake
  • Puntzi Lake 2
  • Redstone Flat 1
  • Riske Creek
  • Squinas 2
  • Stone 1
  • Tatla Lake
  • Thomas Squinas Ranch 2A
  • Toosey 1
  • Towdystan Lake 3
$7.35M

CRTC 2021-252

CRTC 2021-254

Alberta

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
TELUS Mobility
  • Access: Download/upload speeds of 25/10 Mbps with up to 500 GB of data
  • Mobile: LTE-A , with up to unlimited data
N/A
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately 12 km of roads (Highway 88)
  • Approximately 130 households
  • Tallcree 173 (South Tallcree)
  • Tallcree 173A (North Tallcree)
$1.85M

CRTC 2021-252

CRTC 2021-255

ATG Arrow Technology Group Limited Partnership
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 50/10 Mbps to 100/50 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 295 households
  • Goodfish Lake
$7.2M CRTC 2021-262

Saskatchewan

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
BH Telecom Corp. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 330 km
  • 26 communities
  • 5,000 households
  • 19 anchor institutions
  • Aberdeen
  • Beaver Creek
  • Bruno
  • Camp Dundurn
  • Carmel
  • Casa Rio
  • Dana
  • Drake
  • Dundurn
  • Eagle Ridge Country Estates
  • Englefeld
  • Esk
  • Grasswood
  • Guernsey
  • Jansen
  • Leroy
  • Lockwood
  • Manitou Beach
  • Meacham
  • Muenster
  • Peterson
  • Prud’homme
  • Riverside Estates
  • St. Gregor
  • Vonda
  • Whitecap

$9.5M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-45

Manitoba

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decisions
Broadband Communications North Inc.
  • Access: 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
N/A
  • 5 communities
  • 899 households
  • Tadoule Lake
  • Barren Lands
  • Lac Brochet
  • Pukatawagan
  • Shamattawa

$9.9M awarded initially

 $5.8M adjusted amount as of 16 April 2021 

Satellite Component  

CRTC 2020-256

CRTC 2021-133

Ontario

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
Rogers Communications Canada Inc. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 1.8 km
  • 1 community
  • 330 households
  • Bruce Station

$131 k

Main Component

CRTC 2021-48
Nexicom Inc. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 25 km
  • 5 communities
  • 2,900 households
  • 6 anchor institutions
  • Camborne
  • Cold Springs
  • Gores Landing
  • Harwood
  • Precious Corners

$1.25M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-106
Cogeco Connexion Inc. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 8 km
  • 1 community
  • 450 households
  • 1 anchor institution
  • Jerseyville

$ 279k

Main Component

CRTC 2021-108
Cogeco Connexion Inc. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 9 km
  • 1 community
  • 190 households
  • 2 anchor institutions
  • Florence

$570k

Main Component

CRTC 2021-109
Cogeco Connexion Inc. N/A Transport Capacity Increased 11 km
  • 1 community
  • 435 households
  • 2 anchor institutions
  • Algonquin

$478k

Main Component

CRTC 2021-110
Bell Canada
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 15/15 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with up to unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 25 households
  • Magnetawan First Nation
$247K

CRTC 2021-256

CRTC 2021-261

Quebec

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
Kativik Regional Government N/A Transport Capacity Increased 440 km
  • 1 community
  • 1,120 households
  • 15 anchor institutions
  • Kuujjuaq

$17.1M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-104
Kativik Regional Government N/A Transport Capacity Increased 870 km
  • 4 communities
  • 925 households
  • 29 anchor institutions
  • Akulivik
  • Ivujivik
  • Kangiqsujuaq
  • Salluit

$36.3M

Main Component

CRTC 2021-105

New Brunswick

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
Bell Canada
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately 120 households
  • Beaver Brook Station
  • Bellefond
$214K

CRTC 2021-256

CRTC 2021-260

Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 7 5/10 Mbps to 1,000/30 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 460 households
  • Storeytown
$964K CRTC 2021-263

Newfoundland and Labrador

Recipient Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Fibre transport network to be built (approx. km) Estimated numbers of communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) and Component of the FundFootnote 2 Decision
Bell Canada
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 16 communities
  • Approximately 1,320 households
  • Anchor Point
  • Bear Cove
  • Black Duck Cove
  • Capstan Island
  • Deadmans Cove
  • English Point
  • Flower’s Cove
  • Forresters Point
  • Forteau
  • L’Anse-au-Clair
  • L’Anse au Loup
  • Pidgeon Cove-St. Barbe
  • Pinware
  • Shoal Cove
  • St. Barbe North Sandy Cove
  • West St. Modeste
$550K

CRTC 2021-256

CRTC 2021-257

Bell Canada
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 315 households
  • Port Blandford
$465K

CRTC 2021-256

CRTC 2021-258

Bell Canada
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
N/A
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 25 households
  • Sally’s Cove
$36K

CRTC 2021-256

CRTC 2021-259

Related links

Please visit the Broadband Fund page for more information on closing the digital divide in Canada.

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