Canada’s 2019 budget invests $1.7 billion for high-speed internet access by 2030

The government of Canada has allocated in its 2019 budgetan amount of $ 1.7 billion Canadian Dollars to be invested over 13 years in High-speed Internet provide all Canadians access to high-speed internet. The goal is to ensure that the bandwidth gap between rural and urban communities is completely bridged by the year 2030.

The allocation in the 2019 Budget which was announced on 19 March will enhance the Connect to Innovate programmewhich was launched in 2016 to enhance broadband in remote areas of Canada. The budget is proposing a new and coordinated plan that will see further investments within a period of 10 years by which time the minimum speeds of 50/10 Mbps will be achieved for all citizens irrespective of where they live in Canada.