2.03.01 - “[W]e will make sure every Canadian business has access to reliable, high-speed internet by 2030, including in rural, remote, and northern communities”
The government has taken concrete actions towards the 2030 target, but it has not been reached yet.
“we propose to provide another $1 billion over six years for the Universal Broadband Fund, to support access to high-speed internet by Canadians in rural and remote communities. This puts us on track to achieve our 98-per-cent high-speed coverage initiative by 2026.”
“Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced over $5.4 million in federal funding for projects to bring high-speed Internet to rural residents of northern, central and southern Alberta, with an additional investment of approximately $3.7 million from TELUS. These projects will help connect 5,080 underserved households to high-speed Internet.”