The September 2010 Industry Canada newsletter entitled “IC Monthly Headlines” had the following status update for the Broadband Canada program:
“On May 9, 2010, Minister of Industry Tony Clement announced conditional funding approval for 52 projects that were either the only applications proposing service in a specific area or the clear leaders based on a combination of cost and coverage. A second round of 25 conditionally accepted projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec was announced between July 6 and 15, 2010. These 77 projects will bring broadband to approximately 220 000 households, and represent a federal investment of approximately $110 million. More announcements are set for later this year.” [Emphasis added]
The total budget of the Broadband Canada is set at $225 million.