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.
Broadband Connectivity Discussion
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.
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|
|Buzz Network||Red Sands||TNC Wireless|
|Island Telecom||Island Telecom||PEI Monitoring|
|City Wide Communications||PEI Monitoring||City Wide Communications|
If your company is missing from this list, reach out to email@example.com 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.
|Speeds Mbps||Individual Use|
|50 + Mbps||
|Number of Devices||1-3||4-8||8-10|
|Light uses||5-10 Mbps||15Mbps||25Mbps|
|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.
We welcome your feedback and comments about Internet availability to your home or business, progress and investments to your area.