Broadband Fund
Projects selected for funding

As announced in the Introductory Funding Decision, the CRTC has selected five projects from its first call for applications to the Broadband Fund. The five projects will be allocated up to $72.1 million dollars in funding in order to bring high-quality broadband Internet access services to underserved areas.

The projects will serve some of the most remote areas in Canada, where the geography and climate present unique challenges to providing broadband Internet access and mobile wireless services. Broadband Internet access services with faster speeds, greater data allowances and higher quality will be made available in communities throughout the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Manitoba. As a result of these projects, over 10,100 households in northern communities will have access to improved broadband Internet services. There will also be a total of 316 km of new fibre installed in the Yukon and Northwest Territories to connect many communities.

Selected projects by province and territory

Manitoba

Province or territory Speeds to be offered Communities / households to be served Communities Component of the fundFootnote 1 Recipient CRTC Broadband fund contribution Decision
Manitoba 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data 5 communities / 899 households in Manitoba
  • Tadoule Lake
  • Barren Lands
  • Lac Brochet
  • Pukatawagan
  • Shamattawa
Satellite Component Broadband Communications North Inc. $9.9M CRTC 2020-256

Northwest Territories

Province or territory Speeds to be offered Communities / households to be served Communities Component of the fund Recipient CRTC Broadband fund contribution Decision
Northwest Territories 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data 8 communities / 692 households in the Northwest Territories
  • Paulatuk
  • Ulukhaktok
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Łutselk'e
  • Sambaa K’e
  • Colville Lake
  • Gamètì
  • Wekweètì
Satellite Component Northwestel Inc. $4.1M CRTC 2020-257
Northwest Territories 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data 18 communities / 3,643 households in the Northwest Territories
  • 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
Main Component Northwestel Inc. $16.8M CRTC 2020-258

Yukon

Province or territory Speeds to be offered Communities / households to be served Communities Component of the fund Recipient CRTC Broadband fund contribution Decision
Yukon 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data 1 community / 189 households in Yukon
  • Old Crow
Satellite Component Northwestel Inc. $2.9M CRTC 2020-259
Yukon 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data 19 communities / 4,680 households in Yukon
  • 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
Main Component Northwestel Inc. $38.6M CRTC 2020-260

Related links

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

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