Pilot program is now made permanent under PEI Broadband Fund
The PEI Broadband Fund for Residents, launched last year as a pilot, is now a permanent funding stream under the PEI Broadband Fund to help Islanders have access to internet at their home.
The program provides financial assistance to Island residents to have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) complete projects so they can receive internet service or improved internet service at their primary residence.
“We’re committed to reaching 95 per cent of civic addresses with high-speed Internet by June 2023 and 100 per cent of civic addresses by 2025. The PEI Broadband Fund for Residents is one of the programs and plans in place to help make that happen.”
- Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Matthew MacKay.
Projects eligible for funding could include:
- equipment required to improve internet service speed to the residence, such as antennas, tripods, poles, and towers;
- driveway fiber/cable installation in excess of 300 feet from the main road;
- satellite equipment minus connection fee, Wi-fi router/router, or modem.
Islanders approved for funding may receive financial assistance of up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum value of $5,000.
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture