CRTC Broadband Fund to allocate $20.5 million for mobile wireless and Internet access services in Manitoba, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) revealed a Broadband Fund to support ten projects will up to US$20.5 million in funding to promote the rollout of fourth-generation (also known as LTE or LTE-A) mobile wireless access along 425 kilometers of roads and highways in Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The projects will further uphold improved Internet and mobile wireless access that will benefit 2,250 households in 35 communities, including five Indigenous communities and one official language minority community, in the three provinces. ‘Since the first funding announcement from the Broadband Fund in 2020, more communities, households, and roads have access to better and faster Internet and voice services. These services are an important part of Canada’s public safety infrastructure. We are proud that our Broadband Fund is assisting in connecting more people and making them feel safer on the road. The new projects announced today will benefit communities and areas where there is a great need for mobile wireless and broadband Internet access services.’