CRTC launches Broadband Fund to improve Internet and mobile wireless access

The Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced the launch of a Broadband Fund for projects in Canadian territories and satellite-dependent communities where there is a dire need for enhanced broadband Internet and mobile wireless services.

The fund will provide up to CA$750 million over five years to support projects in underserved areas. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding for projects to build or upgrade access and transport broadband infrastructure or mobile wireless networks. They must however, have at least three years of experience deploying and operating broadband infrastructure in Canada.