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ISED expects most Connect to Innovate agreements will be signed by April

telecom | 01/31/2019 4:18 pm EST

Only about $30 million has made it out the door so far from the Liberal government’s $500 million Connect to Innovate fund that was announced in the 2016 budget, according to documents tabled this week in Parliament, but that should soon change. Ottawa expects most of the funding agreements will soon be finalized and signed, and says more money will start flowing into rural broadband development projects. “Negotiations on all 181 announced projects are well advanced, and claims are...

Fibre backbone, last mile projects in rural B.C. getting $38M in funding

telecom | 03/14/2018 12:57 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada announced an additional $38 million of funding for rural broadband in British Columbia in a release on Tuesday. The funding is on top of the money announced in January for the region, and will be another joint effort between multiple programs. ISED’s Connect to Innovate will contribute $19.7 million, the B.C. government’s Connecting British Columbia program will provide $11.3 million in funding, and $7.2 million will come from...