Connect to Innovate

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Government of Canada

If your business operates in a rural or remote area, you can apply for financing to obtain a high-speed Internet connection.

The funding covers up to 75% of eligible costs for rural communities and up to 90% for backbone and last-mile infrastructure projects in remote communities.

Eligible expenses include direct costs related to:

  • Labour
  • Material
  • Equipment
  • Satellite capacity
  • Travel
  • Other applicable direct costs

Projects will be assessed against essential criteria (technology, project management) and comparative criteria (community benefits, partners, and costs).

Other conditions apply.

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