CRTC Broadband Fund second call: second round of selected projects

Backgrounder

Today, the CRTC approved funding for seven 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. Approximately 1,400 km of fibre transport networks will be built in northern Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia targeting 15 rural and remote communities representing almost 6,500 households, including five that are both Indigenous and official-language minority communities (OLMCs).

The seven 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 Broadband Fund
contribution
(approximate)
Decisions
Kativik Regional Government,
Quebec
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
440 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 1,120 households
  • Up to 15 anchor institutions
  • Kuujjuaq
$17.1M CRTC 2021-104
Kativik Regional Government,
Quebec
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
870 km
  • 4 communities
  • Approximately 925 households
  • Up to 29 anchor institutions
  • Salluit
  • Ivujivik
  • Akulivik
  • Kangiqsujuaq
$36.3M CRTC 2021-105
Nexicom Inc.,
Ontario
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
25 km
  • 5 communities
  • Approximately 2,900 households
  • Up to 6 anchor institutions
  • Gores Landing
  • Harwood
  • Cold Springs
  • Camborne
  • Precious Corners
$1.25M CRTC 2021-106
Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation,
British Columbia
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
30 km
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately 475 households
  • Ta Ta Creek
  • Meadowbrook
$1.7M CRTC 2021-107
Cogeco Connexion Inc.,
Ontario
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
8 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 450 households
  • Up to 1 anchor institution
  • Jerseyville
$279k CRTC 2021-108
Cogeco Connexion Inc.,
Ontario
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
9 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 190 households
  • Up to 2 anchor institutions
  • Florence
$570k CRTC 2021-109
Cogeco Connexion Inc.,
Ontario
N/A
Transport Capacity Increased
11 km
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 435 households
  • Up to 2 anchor institutions
  • Algonquin
$478k CRTC 2021-110
TOTAL   Approximately 1,400 km
  • 15 communities
  • Close to 6,500 households
  • Up to 55 anchor institutions
  Up to $57.7M  

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