Islanders need stable, high speed Internet to access job and education opportunities, grow businesses and connect with public services. Government is making investments to expand and improve Internet service coverage for Islanders across rural Prince Edward Island.
Bell Fibre agreement
Bell Canada will provide improved Internet service to 13 areas organized by phone exchange across PEI. Learn more about the details by area.
Xplornet will provide fixed wireless and fibre to 20,000 civic addresses across PEI. Learn more about Xplornet agreement
PEI Broadband Fund
Through the PEI Broadband Fund, support is provided for increased service levels, improved access, and consumer choice across Prince Edward Island with a focus on rural communities. For details, visit Prince Edward Island Broadband Fund.
Work and Study Hub Pilot
Islanders looking for public access sites to connect to Wi-Fi using their own device can utilize the work and study hubs pilot. For details, visit the Work and Study Hub Pilot page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many homes and businesses can expect better Internet access?
Over the next two to three years, close to 30,000 households will see improved service levels up to at least 50/10 Mbps (megabits per second).
How is this being funded?
The Province of PEI has signed multiple agreements to improve services for Islanders. Two federal-provincial agreements have been signed with Bell Canada and Xplornet.
The PEI Broadband Fund (PEIBF) provides additional finances to help Island residents access improved and expanded Internet access. The Province, through the PEIBF, is also entering into other agreements with local Internet service providers, businesses, and communities. Learn more about approved projects.
We welcome your feedback and comments about Internet availability to your home or business, progress and investments to your area.