The $203-million Nunavut fibre project, originally announced in August 2019, won’t know what route it will take until the summer or fall of this year.
Bell filed its first fresh provincial lobby registration in months and, as the downUP previously reported, it would inevitably reveal the amount the company obtained in wage subsidy money.
Nunavut’s fibre line came under fire for the proposed cost, but it was also uncertainty about striking a deal with the island’s largest telecom provider that is driving it to reassess the whole route entirely.
Rogers formalized in a letter to B.C. officials its concern that Telus allegedly has a major advantage when it comes to attaching equipment to structures.
Money allocated for the Connect to Innovate broadband program is getting held up, as the program is mired by delays and slow build-outs.
Rogers and Telus received at least $100 million from the emergency wage subsidy program, but layoffs continue.