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