Ottawa ups Universal Broadband Fund budget, opens one-year, $150-million stream


The federal government is adding $750 million in new funding to the program, announced in the 2019 federal budget, bringing it to a total of $1.75 billion. It has also finalized a $600-million agreement with Ottawa-based Telesat for access to its forthcoming low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation; the two sides announced a memorandum of understanding for the transaction in July 2019. (The Logic)

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