Cable & Telecom

UBF rapid projects reaching 83K households, feds say

OTTAWA -- In a year-end update, Innovation Canada said Thursday that projects completed by the Universal Broadband Fund's rapid delivery component is offering service to 83,000 households across the country, up to 9,000 of which are Indigenous. When the UBF launched in November 2020, it included a $150-million carve-out for projects that could be completed within a year. Those "Rapid Response Stream" projects, however, were delayed to at least early 2022. Despite that, the federal government said in Thursday's update that it is "on track" to meet its goal of providing access to the objective speeds of 50 Mbps download...