High-speed Internet for all of Canada

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Broadband funding programs

Our programs support high-speed Internet access for all Canadians, especially in rural and remote communities.

Information for Applicants such as businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities and Indigenous organizations

Universal Broadband Fund

The Universal Broadband Fund program is now closed for applications. The application guide details the UBF application requirements and provides information on assessment criteria.

The $2.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund supports high-speed Internet projects in rural and remote communities. The UBF includes:

  • up to $50 million for mobile Internet projects that primarily benefit Indigenous peoples, including projects along highways and roads where mobile connectivity is lacking
  • up to $750 million for large, high-impact projects
  •  a Rapid Response Stream for 'shovel-ready' projects that can be completed quickly
CRTC's Broadband Fund

The Broadband Fund supports projects that provide Internet and mobile wireless services in eligible underserved areas of Canada.

Canada Infrastructure Bank

The Canada Infrastructure Bank provides loans and equity for large-scale broadband projects in unserved and underserved communities.

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Capacity Agreement

The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Capacity Agreement with Telesat secures capacity on LEO satellites to connect the most challenging areas in Canada to high-speed Internet.

Telesat will make LEO capacity available to Internet service providers in designated remote and satellite-dependent communities at a reduced, fixed price per month.

Visit Telesat's website to learn how to purchase LEO capacity.

Connect to Innovate

The Connect to Innovate program supports backbone infrastructure projects to connect institutions like schools and hospitals. A portion of funding also supports last-mile infrastructure to connect households and businesses.

First Nation Infrastructure Fund

The First Nation Infrastructure Fund provides funding to improve the quality of life and the environment of First Nation communities by addressing the long-standing infrastructure gaps on reserves in eight project categories, including connectivity.

Investing in Canada Program – Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream

The Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Program supports a variety of infrastructure projects, including broadband, in rural and northern communities through bilateral agreements with each province and territory.


For information about funding opportunities, please contact us: get-connected@canada.ca

For information on internet affordability aid for individuals, please visit the Connecting Families webpage.

Find a selected project

Find out what projects have been selected for funding.

Our progress: by the numbers

All Canadians, no matter where they live, need high-speed Internet to connect with family, keep up at school, run a business and access essential medical services. We are committed to connecting 98% of Canadians to high-speed Internet by 2026 and all Canadians by 2030.

Latest news

Date Program name News item
April 19, 2022 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Governments of Canada and Ontario announce more than $56 million in new funding to bring high-speed Internet access to thousands of more households
March 29, 2022 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Governments of Canada and Ontario invest up to $24 million to bring high-speed Internet to up to 1,180 rural households
March 25, 2022 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Governments of Canada and Ontario invest over $6 million to bring high-speed Internet to 1,191 rural households
March 24, 2022 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador invest over $22 million to bring high-speed Internet to more than 1,000 households in Labrador
March 9, 2022 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Alberta and Canada expand partnership to improve access to high-speed Internet for Albertans

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