CRTC grants funding to improve internet access in Alberta and Nova Scotia communities

The Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is funding projects in Alberta and Nova Scotia that will help improve Internet access.

$ 8.8 million will go to four projects targeting 680 households. Five communities will be affected, including four indigenous communities.

In Alberta, ATG Arrow Technology Group Limited Partnership is the receiving service provider for three projects. The funds are allocated to We’koqma’q First Nation and Seaside Communications Inc. in Nova Scotia for the remaining project.

Funding was awarded only after companies submitted reports outlining projects, schedules and costs for approval by the CRTC.

The money comes from the Broadband Fund, which funds projects that improve the infrastructure that provides wireless Internet access. The fund has committed $ 186.5 million since its launch in 2019. This has improved broadband access in 160 communities in Canada.

Fountain: CRTC

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