Northern Component

Connecting Canadians is part of the Government of Canada's plan to increase high speed broadband coverage for Canadians in remote, rural and northern parts of the country.

The remote communities of Nunavut and Nunavik are entirely dependent on satellite communications for Internet service. Connecting Canadians includes a dedicated northern component of $50 million that ensures that 12,000 households in Nunavut and Nunavik continue to have access to broadband services. Projects under the northern component are required to improve quality of service, delivering higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps.

The following projects have been funded under the northern component:

SSi Micro Ltd
$35 million to serve approximately 8,650 households in Nunavut
Kativik Regional Government
$15 million to serve over 3,300 households in Nunavik