Final Mile Rural Community Program Approved Projects

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 The Final Mile Rural Community Program provided a total of $6,612,170 in funding to support 27 projects to enable high-speed Internet access to unserviced locations in rural Alberta.

Under the Final Mile Rural Community Program, municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements were eligible to apply for a grant that covered up to 75 per cent of eligible Internet infrastructure expenses such as towers, fibre optic cable, wireless equipment, installation costs, and radio licence fees. Approved projects expand high-speed Internet access to unserviced areas or address gaps in coverage.

The Final Mile Rural Community Program began as one component of the Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative - a joint effort between Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and Service Alberta to reach a goal of 98 per cent high-speed Internet coverage to Albertans.

ApplicantGrant Amount
Athabasca County
Bearspaw First Nation
Beaver County
Brazeau County
Clear Hills County
County of St. Paul
County of Thorhild
County of Vermilion River
Dene Tha’ First Nation
Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
Kapawe'no First Nation
Lac La Biche County
Lac Ste. Anne County
Lacombe County
Lamont County
Montana First Nation
Municipal District of Bonnyville
Municipal District of Peace
Municipal District of Pincher Creek
Municipal District of Wainwright
Municipal District of Willow Creek
O'Chiese First Nation
Ponoka County
Saddle Hills County
Special Areas Board
Tallcree First Nation
Wesley First Nation
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This information published to the web on December 5, 2013.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 20, 2015.