CRTC Broadband Fund: Project selected in March 2024


The CRTC is taking action to improve cellphone service along 70 kilometres of highway in northern British Columbia.

Through its Broadband Fund, the CRTC is providing funding to Rogers Communications to build new cell towers along Highway 37, which will help improve access to emergency services. This project will also have a positive impact on nearby communities—many of which are Indigenous—who will benefit from improved cellphone services in the area.

The CRTC is continuing to assess applications and will make more funding announcements in the coming months.

The selected project is as follows:

Recipient and province/territory Speeds to be offered for access projects, technology to be used for mobile projects Estimated number of km of roads, and communities to benefit Communities CRTC Broadband Fund contribution (approximate) Decisions
Rogers Communications, British Columbia Mobile: Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, LTE, and 5G 70 km of roads (Highway 37) N/A (this project could also provide incidental mobile wireless service to households in adjacent communities) $11.9M

Main Component
CRTC 2024-69


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