Does the Regional Connectivity Needs Assessment mean I will be getting high-speed internet soon?

    We are currently in the first steps of the Connectivity Needs Assessment, which is to get a sense of what areas of the PRRD need connectivity and the potential ideas on how to make that happen. There is no timeline on when more connectivity will be available.

    What is connectivity?

    Connectivity is a general term that refers to a program or device’s ability to link with other programs and devices. Examples of this could be a phone call, connecting a device (computer, phone, tablet) to the internet, and more.

    What is broadband?

    The term Broadband refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than the dial-up internet.

    What is the CRTC?

    CRTC Stands for the Canadian radio-television Telecommunications Commission. The CRTC supervises and regulates over 2,000 broadcasters, including TV services, AM and FM radio stations, and the companies that bring these services to you. They also regulate telecommunications carriers, including major telephone companies.

    Click here to find out more about the CRTC

    Why doesn’t the PRRD apply for CRTC Grants?

    There are several requirements that we have to meet before we are able to apply for CRTC Grants. One of them is this Connectivity Needs Assessment.