Eastlink to complete 100% broadband coverage of Nova Scotia this year

24 Feb 2014

Cableco and mobile provider Eastlink has until the end of this year to provide broadband internet services to 100% of residential and business premises in Nova Scotia, the provincial government’s rural development minister Michel Samson said on Thursday. As reported by Metronews.ca, Eastlink’s contract with the government to implement the rural rollout expires this December, and while around 99% of the Atlantic Canadian province’s inhabitants already have high speed access, there remain approximately 1,000 unserved homes and businesses, mostly in relatively remote locations. Of the total CAD75 million (USD67.5 million) Nova Scotia rural broadband programme budget set in 2006, CAD41 million came from service providers, CAD20 million from the provincial authority and CAD14 million from federal state funds.

Canada, Eastlink,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.