Improving high-speed internet access in rural areas

Published on October 06, 2019

Conservatives will make expanding high-speed internet access in rural areas a priority. Because no matter where Canadians live, they should have access to high-speed internet.

A new Conservative government will require internet data providers to connect the maximum number of Canadians to high-speed internet by redirecting existing rural broadband funding towards strategic priorities. We will also redefine the licence areas for internet providers to ensure that rural Canadians are not unfairly lumped in with urban centres in spectrum auctions.

Allowing the private sector to do its work, while focusing government investment in areas that are less commercially attractive is the right approach to expand broadband access in rural areas.