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 to evaluate the applications submitted to the second call for applications. Further funding announcements will be made as additional projects are approved.

The Broadband Fund has so far committed close to $100 million to improve broadband Internet access for 92 communities representing approximately 18,000 households.

First call for applications

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

Second call for applications

Another five projects have been awarded $26.67 million in funding. These projects will increase transport connectivity to improve broadband Internet access services in underserved areas in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Over 550 km of fibre network cable will be installed and, as a result, over 40 communities will benefit from improved access to broadband Internet services.

Selected projects to date by province and territory

Northwest Territories

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
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
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

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
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
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

British Columbia

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
N/A Transport Capacity Increased

5 communities /

Approximately 1,100 households

  • Erie
  • Hall
  • Meadows
  • Park Siding
  • Ymir
Main Component Columbia Basin Broadband Corp. $3.1M CRTC 2021-46
N/A Transport Capacity Increased

7 communities /

Approximately 1,500 households

  • Attachie
  • Bear Flat
  • Charlie Lake
  • Farrell Creek
  • Moberly Lake
  • Saulteau First Nations (Indigenous)
  • West Moberly First Nations (Indigenous)
Main Component Shaw Cablesystems G.P. $13.8M CRTC 2021-44
N/A Transport Capacity Increased

2 communities /

Approximately 190 households

  • Baynes Lake
  • Kragmont
Main Component Tough Country $55 k CRTC 2021-47

Saskatchewan

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
N/A Transport Capacity Increased 26 communities / Approximately 5,000 households
  • 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 (OLMC)
  • Whitecap
Main Component BH Telecom Corp. $9.5M CRTC 2021-45

Manitoba

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
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

Ontario

Speeds to be offered Communities/ Estimated number of households that would potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities Component of the fundFootnote 2 Recipient Broadband Fund contribution (approx.) Decision
N/A Transport Capacity Increased 1 community / Approximately 330 households
  • Bruce Station
Main Component Rogers Communications Canada Inc. $131 k CRTC 2021-48

Related links

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

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