Rural communities stand to benefit from a major broadband investment from the Canadian government. On Tuesday, the government called for communities lacking high-speed Internet to apply for a share of the $305 million funding that will be available over the next three years.
“Connecting Canadians is about ensuring that Canadians, whether they live in urban centers or remote regions of the country, have access to the latest wireless technologies and high-speed networks at the most affordable prices possible,” Industry Minister James Moore said in a statement.
If the project is successful, about 98 percent of Canadians will have access to high-speed Internet. Western provinces, including British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta are among the most underserved.