“Canadians, in urban areas as well as in rural and remote areas, have access to voice services and broadband Internet access services, on both fixed and mobile wireless networks. To measure the successful achievement of this objective, the Commission has established several criteria, including:
- Canadian residential and business fixed broadband Internet access service subscribers should be able to access speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload, and to subscribe to a service offering with an unlimited data allowance; and
- The latest generally deployed mobile wireless technology should be available not only in Canadian homes and businesses, but on as many major transportation roads as possible in Canada.”
This map provided by the CRTC displays areas without access to broadband that meets the universal service objective. Areas in green do not meet the service objective. The interactive map identifies communities, regions and the number of dwellings that don’t have access to high-speed broadband.
Areas that do not meet the service objective of 50/10 speeds may be eligible for the CRTC’s Broadband Fund – a $750 fund introduced in 2018.