Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians

Schedule 6

Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats on the "Contact Us" page.

Sustainability

6.1 Business Case

The applicant must provide a business case that addresses the following:

  1. Profile of the applicant
    • a business history;
    • annual revenues for the last 3 years;
    • previous Broadband funding (if applicable) — Identify previous provincial and/or federal funding received or requested for broadband projects;
    • an overview of the current business model; and
    • an overview of current coverage and subscription base.
  2. Description of how the project will be sustained over the long term
    • identify any changes to existing business model as a result of this project;
    • demonstrate there is a long-term strategy—minimum five years—to sustain the broadband connectivity deployment;
    • identify anchor tenants (e.g.: government offices, businesses, local non-profit, etc…);
    • identify long-term revenue projections;
    • provide ongoing cost projections;
    • provide a description of the strategies to market new services;
    • demonstrate that the new service will be affordable for the consumers by providing a detailed rationale and listing of all proposed monthly charges to end users and comparable service charges in similar areas; and
    • demonstrate the efforts made to comply on the duty to consult aboriginal communities (schedule 8), when applicable.
  3. Further Growth
    • address potential for scalability;
    • identify the expected and projected subscriber rate over five years; and
    • provide scalability and enhanced service strategies for the network to be able to adapt to the growing demand.