Get connected with broadband

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

All Canadians should have access to high-speed Internet service and extensive wireless coverage, no matter where they live. The Government of Canada offers numerous programs and initiatives to make the vision of a truly connected Canada a reality as part of the High Speed Access for All: Canada's Connectivity Strategy.

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Building the new program together

To help every Canadian access high-speed internet at minimum speeds of 50/10 Mbps, the Government of Canada announced Canada's Connectivity Strategy, a plan to deliver up to $6 billion in investments in rural broadband over the next 10 years.

A key tool in developing high-speed internet across Canada will be the new Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), which will support broadband projects across the country. Designed to meet the unique needs of rural and remote communities, the UBF will be informed by feedback from Canadians as part of the Government's roadmap for supporting strong and resilient rural communities through economic development.

How Canadians can get involved

How Internet service providers (ISPs), municipalities, Indigenous organizations and communities can get involved

Other sources of available funding

CRTC Broadband Fund

Apply to the $750 million fund to provide fixed and mobile wireless broadband Internet access services — deadlines vary.

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Access $1 billion in innovative loans and equity committed in Budget 2019 and partner with the CIB for new broadband infrastructure.

Broadband projects for rural and northern communities

Learn more about the Investing in Canada Plan: Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure.

Accelerated Investment Incentive

The Accelerated Investment Incentive is supporting new private sector investments in rural high-speed internet.

First Nation Infrastructure Fund

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

National plan for broadband

Rural economic development

An outline to support the sustainability of remote, rural and Indigenous communities in the digital age.

Canada's Connectivity Strategy

Our plan to connect Canada from coast to coast to coast.


Internet coverage in your area

Use our interactive map to see coverage, projects under way and providers available to you.

Connect to Innovate

Applications are no longer being accepted. Funds support infrastructure projects that provide high-speed Internet in rural and remote communities. Find out what's been announced and is now under way.

Connecting Canadians

Applications are no longer being accepted. Funds help households in rural and remote areas get access to high-speed Internet and participate in the digital economy. Find out what's been announced and is now under way.

Latest news

Date Program name News item
December 11, 2019 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Call for comments regarding potential barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas in Canada
September 6, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Canadians in Eastern Ontario to benefit from faster Internet

September 6, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Canadians in northern Alberta to benefit from faster Internet

September 4, 2019 Investing in Canada Saskatchewan residents to benefit from green and community infrastructure investments
August 30, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Canadians in St. Julien's and Croque, NL, to benefit from faster Internet

August 29, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Canadians in Prince County to benefit from faster Internet

August 28, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Canadians in Rollingdam, Bonny River, Jemseg, McDonald Corner, Upper Hainesville and Davidson Lake to benefit from faster Internet

August 27, 2019 Connect to Innovate

Rural communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

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