Internet Plan

Islanders need stable, high speed Internet to access job and education opportunities, grow businesses and connect with public services. Government is committed to deliver high-speed Internet access of speeds up to 50 Mbps for download and 10 Mbps for upload to 95 per cent of civic addresses by June 30th, 2023, and to all civic addresses by 2025. 

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 agreement

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Internet service providers are available in my area?

The delivery of Internet services to households and businesses in PEI is delivered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The following is a list of known ISP's in each county on PEI.

Prince County Queens County Kings County
Bell Bell Bell
Airtech Communications WickedEH? WickedEH?
Buzz Network Red Sands TNC Wireless
Eastlink Eastlink Eastlink
Island Telecom Island Telecom PEI Monitoring
Xplornet Xplornet Xplornet
City Wide Communications PEI Monitoring City Wide Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your company is missing from this list, please reach out to myinternet@gov.pe.ca to be Included.

What should I know about Internet speeds?

Internet speed is determined by the amount of data that is downloaded or uploaded per second. The speed of this data is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). 
For information on factors, both inside and outside your home, that affect your Internet speeds and more, please visit the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) page on internet speeds.  

Test your speeds at here.

Speeds Mbps   Individual Use
internet speed 1 1-4 Mbps     
  • Email 
  • Web browsing 
  • Music streaming
internet speed 2

4-15 Mbps      

  • 720p video calling such as Zoom or Skype
  • HD 1080 video streaming (Netflix or Youtube) 
  • Education Services 
internet speed 3

15-25 Mbps         

 

  • HD streaming on multiple devices 
  • Cloud gaming
internet speed 4 25-50 Mbps
  • 4k Ultra HD video streaming 
  • Competitive online gaming 
internet speed 5 50 + Mbps
  • 4k Ultra HD video streaming 
  • Large file downloads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Devices 1-3 4-8 8-10
Light uses 5-10 Mbps 15Mbps 25Mbps
Moderate Usage 15Mbps  25Mbps   50Mbps
High Usage  25Mbps  50Mbps 100Mbps
Very High Usage     50Mbps  100Mbps 150Mbps

 

How does PEI regulate telecommunications?

In Canada, telecommunication networks and services are regulated through the CRTC. The Province of PEI does not hold any regulatory power over telecommunications. For any telecommunications service issues, please reach out to the CRTC, Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services, or the Better Business Bureau.

How many homes and businesses can expect better Internet access?

Government is committed to deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to 95 per cent of residents by June 30th, 2023, and to all civic addresses by 2025.

How are programs being funded?

The Province of PEI has signed various 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.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback and comments about Internet availability to your home or business, progress and investments to your area.
Email: internetplan@gov.pe.ca
 

 

Published date: 
August 25, 2020
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
3rd Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5540
Fax: 902-894-0342

tpswitch@gov.pe.ca