Prince Edward Island Broadband Fund

PEI Broadband Fund

Funding  is available to support approved costs to install broadband infrastructure that will deliver high-speed access in Prince Edward Island. Applications will be accepted from residents, businesses, communities, and  internet service providers (ISPs) proposing a broadband project to increase Internet service levels, improve access, and expand consumer choice, specifically in underserved areas of the province. The PEI Broadband Fund is being allocated through the following funding streams:

  • Internet Service Providers: An ISP installing broadband infrastructure that will improve internet access to a community, increase service levels, and/or improve consumer choice may be eligible for PEIBF support where costs will be incurred for broadband network construction and deployment, including “last mile” and/or backbone infrastructure. Projects reaching underserved civic addresses will be prioritized. Broadband Fund Application for ISP 
  • Accelerated Internet Service Provider Pilot: This pilot contributed up to 90% of the eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $150,000 for a project approved for funding.   A total budget of $1,000,000 was allocated to this pilot. This pilot is no longer accepting applications. PEIBF Accelerated Internet Service Provider Pilot  
  • Business: A PEI for-profit or not-for-profit business may be eligible for support for costs incurred for new or upgraded internet services to their business premises. Broadband Fund Application for Business 
  • Community: A community requiring increased service levels or improved access to areas that are underserved or without service may be eligible for support for proposed broadband improvement projects. Broadband Fund Application for Communities 
  • Residents: PEI residents with no access to service or experiencing slow internet speed (below 50 Mbps) may be eligible for financial assistance towards the cost of an Internet service provider (ISP) to improve internet access at their primary residence.  PEI Broadband Fund for Residents

The PEI Broadband Fund has supported Internet improvements across the province. Project details of approved projects and amount of funds contributed are reported at PEI Broadband Fund Projects.

Contact:

For assistance, contact Innovation PEI

94 Euston Street, PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9

Toll-Free: 1-800-563-3734
Tel: 902-368-6300
Email: myinternet@gov.pe.ca
Website: www.innovationpei.com

*This information is provided for information purposes and is not comprehensive and reflective of all Innovation PEI policies.  Not all projects meeting the minimum eligibility criteria outlined will receive funding.  Please consult with an Innovation PEI staff member for guidance specific to your situation.

 

Published date: 
December 15, 2021