CRTC Broadband Fund: projects selected in December 2023


Through its Broadband Fund, the CRTC has selected two new projects and approved more funding for a previously selected project.

The first project will bring high-speed Internet service to all communities in Nunavut for the first time.

The second project will provide funding for Keewaytinook Okimakanak to maintain satellite Internet connectivity in two First Nation communities in Northern Ontario.

The CRTC is also providing more funding to Northwestel’s Yukon Fibre project, which was selected in August 2020 and included 24 communities in Yukon. The project will now be expanded to bring fibre-based Internet services to Atlin, a small community in Northern British Columbia.

In total, the projects announced today will benefit 28 communities. The CRTC continues to assess applications and will make more funding announcements in 2024.

The selected projects are as follows:

Recipient and province/territory Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Estimated numbers of communities and households to potentially benefit Footnote 1 Communities CRTC Broadband Fund contribution (approximate) Decisions
SSi Micro Ltd. (SSi Canada), Nunavut
  • Satellite (OpEx)
  • 25 communities
  • 11,405 households
  • Arviat
  • Arviligjuaq (Kugaaruk)
  • Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
  • Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet)
  • Iglulik (Igloolik)
  • Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay)
  • Iqaluit
  • Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay)
  • Kangiqtiniq (Rankin Inlet)
  • Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
  • Kimmirut
  • Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
  • Mattimatalik (Pond Inlet)
  • Naujaat (Repulse Bay)
  • Pangniqtuuq (Pangnirtung)
  • Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
  • Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay)
  • Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk)
  • Salliq (Coral Harbour)
  • Sanikiluaq
  • Sanirajak (Hall Beach)
  • Talurjuaq (Taloyoak)
  • Tikirarjuaq (Whale Cove)
  • Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)

CRTC 2023-418

Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KNet), Northern Ontario
  • Satellite (OpEx)
  • 2 communities
  • 182 households
  • Fort Severn First Nation
  • Peawanuck First Nation

CRTC 2023-419

Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel), Northern British Columbia and Yukon
  • Access: 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with access to unlimited data
  • 25 communities
  • 5,040 households

The community identified in bold has been added to the list of previously announced communities.

  • Atlin, B.C.
  • Beaver Creek
  • Burwash Landing
  • Canyon Creek
  • Carcross
  • Carmacks
  • Champagne
  • Dawson City
  • Destruction Bay
  • Faro
  • Haines Junction
  • Judas Creek/ Marsh Lake
  • Marshall Creek
  • Mayo
  • Mendenhall
  • Nygren
  • Pelly Crossing
  • Ross River
  • Stewart Crossing
  • Tagish
  • Takhini River
  • Teslin
  • Upper Liard
  • Watson Lake
  • Whitehorse

CRTC 2020-255

CRTC 2020-260

CRTC 2021-137

CRTC 2022-118

CRTC 2022-278

CRTC 2023-224

CRTC 2023-420

TOTAL (for today’s announcement)
  • 28 communities
  • 11,827 households


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