Telecom news roundup: Ottawa invests millions in high-speed internet projects for Nova Scotia and B.C. [Sept. 2-8]

The two projects will collectively benefit 7,000 households

The federal government has made several investments across Canada under its goal to bring high-speed internet to 98 percent of Canadians by 2026 and 100 percent by 2030, with recent investments in B.C. and Nova Scotia.

More details on these projects, as well as a roundup of this week’s telcom headlines, are outlined below:


Rogers has filed a countersuit in response to legal action from its former CEO, Joe Natale.

Vandals caused an internet service disruption for some Bell customers in Calgary.


The federal government has granted Rogers $1.2 million to bring high-speed internet access to 1,600 households in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The Government of Canada is partnering with the Province of B.C. to bring high-speed internet to the province’s Columbia Basin. The $58 million joint investment will benefit 5,400 households.


Rogers is offering 80GB of 5G data for $75/month. More details are available here.

Public Mobile is offering a $40/30GB plan on its 5G network for a limited time.

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