CRTC grants Telus millions in additional funding for Broadband Fund projects

The commission previously approved $12 million for four projects

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has granted Telus $4.5 million under a request for increased funding for four projects.

Back in August 2022, the commission approved $12 million for the Vancouver-based telecom provider to complete projects to build or upgrade mobile wireless, local fixed access, and transport infrastructure in 26 communities and along 305 kilometers of road in Québec.

The funding came from the CRTC’s Broadband Fund which helps pays for projects focusing on internet access and mobile services.

Telus asked for the additional funds because of a change in equipment that would lead to more sustainable and resilent project, as well as additional costs that were not anticipated when it submitted its application in 2020, the commission detailed in decision shared Friday.

With the approval, the CRTC has now provided the company $16.5 million for the four projects.

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Source: CRTC

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