Government of Canada funding applications due in early 2021
In November, the Government of Canada launched its Universal Broadband Fund
(UBF) - a major win for rural, remote, and northern communities. This $1.75 billion fund will help connect communities to high-speed Internet across the country and includes a $150 million Rapid Response Stream
to accelerate shovel-ready projects.
In response to the urgent need for broadband expansion, the intake and selection process for the two project streams are on accelerated deadlines:
- The deadline for the rapid-response stream is January 15, 2021. Applications are being accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
- The deadline for the regular project stream is February 15, 2021.
For those interested in applying but unsure where to begin, a detailed application guide is available online
, or you can connect directly with a dedicated UBF team at ISED by telephone 1.800.328.6189 or email email@example.com
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