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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Universal Broadband Fund projects (including Rapid Response Stream projects)
- CRTC's Broadband Fund projects
- Connect to Innovate projects
- Connecting Canadians projects
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.
- Progress toward universal access to high-speed Internet
- Check the status of a Connect to Innovate project near you