Cable & Telecom

CCSA Connect: $750 million rural broadband fund announcement coming soon, says CRTC commissioner

ST ANDREWS, N.B. – Atlantic region and Nunavut CRTC commissioner Christopher MacDonald said Monday the structure and governance of its new $750 million broadband fund established with the Commission’s 2016 Universal Service Objective policy will be announced soon, with a call for funding applications to come in 2019.Back in 2016, the Commission set targets for basic telecommunications services that Canadians need to participate in the digital economy:speeds of 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download/10 Mbps upload for fixed broadband Internet access services. In 2015, 82% of Canadians already had access to speeds of 50 Mbps download/10 Mbps upload for fixed...