CRTC Broadband Fund second call: third round of selected projects

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Today, the CRTC has approved funding for 10 high-quality projects through the CRTC Broadband Fund. These projects will introduce or improve broadband Internet access services, and in some cases mobile wireless services, for approximately 3,625 households in 45 communities, including 16 Indigenous communities, in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The ten selected projects are:
Recipient and province/territory Speeds to be offered for access projects, and the technology to be used for mobile projects Estimated numbers of communities and households to potentially benefitFootnote 1 Communities CRTC Broadband Fund contribution (approximate) Decisions
TELUS Communications Inc., British Columbia
  • Access: Download/upload speeds of 25/10 Mbps with up to 500 GB of data
  • Mobile: LTE-A, with up to unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 50 households
  • Xeni Gwet’in
$1.52M CRTC 2021-252, CRTC 2021-253
TELUS Communications Inc., British Columbia
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 25/10 Mbps to 75/75 Mbps with up to unlimited data
  • Mobile: LTE-A, with up to unlimited data
  • 19 communities and approximately 120 km of roads (Highway 20)
  • Approximately 885 households
  • Alexis Creek
  • Anahim Lake
  • Anahim’s Flat 1
  • Canim Lake 1
  • Canim Lake 2
  • Chilanko Forks
  • Fishtrap 19
  • Hanceville
  • Kleena Kleene
  • Nimpo Lake
  • Puntzi Lake 2
  • Redstone Flat 1
  • Riske Creek
  • Squinas 2
  • Stone 1
  • Tatla Lake
  • Thomas Squinas Ranch 2A
  • Toosey 1
  • Towdystan Lake 3
$7.35M CRTC 2021-252, CRTC 2021-254
TELUS Mobility, Alberta
  • Access: Download/upload speeds of 25/10 Mbps with up to 500 GB of data
  • Mobile: LTE-A , with up to unlimited data
  • 2 communities and approximately 12 km of roads (Highway 88)
  • Approximately 130 households
  • Tallcree 173 (South Tallcree)
  • Tallcree 173A (North Tallcree)
$1.85M CRTC 2021-252, CRTC 2021-255
Bell Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 16 communities
  • Approximately 1,320 households
  • Anchor Point
  • Bear Cove
  • Black Duck Cove
  • Capstan Island
  • Deadmans Cove
  • English Point
  • Flower’s Cove
  • Forresters Point
  • Forteau
  • L’Anse-au-Clair
  • L’Anse au Loup
  • Pidgeon Cove-St. Barbe
  • Pinware
  • Shoal Cove
  • St. Barbe North Sandy Cove
  • West St. Modeste
$550K CRTC 2021-256, CRTC 2021-257
Bell Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 315 households
  • Port Blandford
$465K CRTC 2021-256, CRTC 2021-258
Bell Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 25 households
  • Sally’s Cove
$36K CRTC 2021-256, CRTC 2021-259
Bell Canada, New Brunswick
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 300/300 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 2 communities
  • Approximately 120 households
  • Beaver Brook Station
  • Bellefond
$214K CRTC 2021-256, CRTC 2021-260
Bell Canada, Ontario
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 15/15 Mbps to 1,500/940 Mbps with up to unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 25 households
  • Magnetawan First Nation
$247K CRTC 2021-256, CRTC 2021-261
ATG Arrow Technology Group Limited Partnership, Alberta
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 50/10 Mbps to 100/50 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 295 households
  • Goodfish Lake
$7.2M CRTC 2021-262
Rogers Communications Canada Inc., New Brunswick
  • Access: Download/upload speeds from 75/10 Mbps to 1,000/30 Mbps with unlimited data
  • 1 community
  • Approximately 460 households
  • Storeytown
$964K CRTC 2021-263
TOTAL
  • 45 communities
  • Approximately 3,625 households
Up to nearly $20.5M

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