FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Universal Broadband Fund

February 11, 2021

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba


The Government of Canada has announced that the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) intake is now open. The deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021.

The UBF has been designed to connect Canadians living in rural and remote communities to high-speed Internet at speeds of at least 50/10 Mbps.  The program will be funding Canadian entities to extend broadband infrastructure in areas that do not currently have access this level of high-speed Internet.

Check out the website for more information including the program guide, application templates, FAQs on the program.

See the National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map to understand broadband coverage and services across Canada. Moreover, this map allows you to find out about service providers and federally funded broadband projects currently underway, and the status of connectivity on the streets and roads in your local area.

Did you know?! On the National Broadband Internet Service Availability map, to see broadband coverage at the 250m road segment in your area, you simply need to zoom-in very closely on the map and select the “Rural Roads Coverage” check box of the Layer Selector option in the menu options to the left of the screen.

While the Universal Broadband Fund is accepting applications, there is help to understand every aspect of this program, from forms to maps.  Click here to see what services are offered.

Don’t see the answer to your question? Please phone: 1-800-328-6189 or email:

Note: If you have any issues accessing the ISED Broadband Connection secure website, make sure to use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, keep clearing your cache and try again.