CRTC 2019-45 Application Guide for the Broadband Fund
Posted: February 14, 2019
Call for comments: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-45.htm
CRTC sought comments on eligibility criteria for its new Broadband Fund. FMCC outlined some of its concerns with the CRTC’s draft of Application Guide for the Broadband Fund including the application guide’s failure to address the unique considerations of non-profit and Indigenous ISPs, and reiterated the need for policy to support access to infrastructure such as towers, poles, and shelters. FMCC expressed its opposition to the proposed change to shorten application deadlines, noted the omission of “in-kind contributions” as part of financial investments, and questioned language used for community consultation eligibility.