CRTC to Expand Internet, Mobile Access Across Canada

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Ottawa-Gatineau - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Today, the CRTC is taking action to connect more rural, remote and Indigenous communities to the Internet.

The CRTC is launching a consultation to improve its Broadband Fund, which helps bring high-speed Internet and mobile services to communities across Canada.

The CRTC is proposing to make the application process faster and easier. The CRTC also wants to create a new funding stream for Indigenous communities and to fund projects that would increase the reliability of rural and remote networks.

A summary of the notice of consultation is also available in various Indigenous languages.

The CRTC is accepting comments until July 21, 2023. Comments can be submitted by:

  • filling out the online form,
  • writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, or
  • sending a fax to (819) 994-0218.
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