CRTC Broadband Fund second call: first round of selected projects

Backgrounder

Today, the CRTC approved funding for five transport projects from the CRTC Broadband Fund. While a transport project does not connect individual households to broadband infrastructure, it does provide the network that will enable Internet access services to be provided. A total of over 550 km of fibre transport networks will be built in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, targeting 41 communities that represent more than 8,000 households, including three Indigenous communities and one official language minority community.

The five selected transport projects are:
Recipient and
province/territory
Speeds to be
offered
Fibre transport
network to be built
(approximate km)
Estimated numbers
of communities,
households,
anchor institutions
to potentially benefitFootnote 1
Communities CRTC Broadband
Fund contribution
(approximate)
Decision
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.,
British Columbia
N/A
Transport
Capacity
Increased
150 km
  • 7 communities
  • Approximately
    1,500 households
  • Up to 3 anchor
    institutions
  • Attachie
  • Bear Flat
  • Charlie Lake
  • Farrell Creek
  • Moberly Lake
  • Saulteau First Nations
    (Indigenous)
  • West Moberly First Nations
    (Indigenous)
$13.8M CRTC 2021-44
BH Telecom Corp.,
Saskatchewan
N/A
Transport
Capacity
Increased
330 km
  • 26 communities
  • Approximately
    5,000 households
  • Up to 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 (OLMC)
  • Whitecap (Indigenous)
$9.5M CRTC 2021-45
Columbia Basin Broadband
Corporation, British
Columbia
N/A
Transport
Capacity
Increased
60 km
  • 5 communities
  • Approximately
    1,100 households
  • Up to 4 anchor
    institutions
  • Erie
  • Hall
  • Meadows
  • Park Siding
  • Ymir
$3.1M CRTC 2021-46
Tough Country
Communications Ltd.,
British Columbia
N/A
Transport
Capacity
Increased
0.5 km
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately
    190 households
  • Baynes Lake
  • Kragmont
$55k CRTC 2021-47
Rogers Communications
Canada Inc., Ontario
N/A
Transport
Capacity
Increased
1.8 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately
    330 households
  • Bruce Station
$131k CRTC 2021-48
TOTAL Over 550 km
  • 41 communities
  • More than
    8,000 households
  • Up to 26
    anchor
    institutions
Up to $26.67M  

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