Canadian government cites LEO constellations as part of 13-year, $1.25-billion broadband proposal

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Canadian government’s 2019 budget proposal features a nearly Australian-scale commitment to full broadband coverage in Canada’s remotest areas by 2030 and a 13-year program specifically evoking low-Earth-orbit satellite constellations as an enabler.

Announced March 19 by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the plan features a 13-year Universal Broadband Fund with a budget of 1.7 billion Canadian dollars ($1.25 billion).

“The government will look to top-up the Connect to Innovate Fund program and to secure . . .

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