CRTC Broadband Fund second call: first group of selected projects

Backgrounder

Today, the CRTC approved funding for five transport projects from the CRTC Broadband Fund. A total of over 550 km of fibre transport networks will be built in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, benefitting more than 8,000 households in 41 communities, three of which are Indigenous and one of which is an official language minority community.

The five selected transport projects are:
Transport network projects Speeds to be offered Approximate network length Communities, households, anchor institutions to potentially benefit Communities CRTC Broadband Fund  contribution (approximate)
Shaw Cablesystems’ G.P.’s British Columbia transport fibre project 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
BH Telecom Corp.’s Saskatchewan transport fibre project 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
Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation’s British Columbia transport fibre project
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
Tough Country Communications Ltd.’s British Columbia transport fibre project   N/A Transport Capacity Increased 0.5 km
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately 190 households
  • Baynes Lake
  • Kragmont
$55k
Rogers Communications Canada’s Inc.’s Ontario transport fibre project N/A Transport Capacity Increased 1.8 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 330 households
  • Bruce Station
$131k
TOTAL Over 550 km
  • 41 communities
  • More than 8,000 households
  • Up to 26 anchor institutions
Up to $26.67M

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