3178Infrastructure money for community-based broadband
- Mar 22, 2013Infrastructure money for community-based broadband
Here are three references to "infrastructure" as community-based broadband
in the new Federal Budget:
> Building Canada Fundinfrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance. The
> Economic Action Plan 2013 provides $14 billion over 10 years to support
new Building Canada Fund will have two components:
>investments in projects of national significance, such as highways, public
> . A $4-billion National Infrastructure Fund that will support
transit, and gateway and trade corridor-related infrastructure.
> . A $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Fund thatwill support projects of national, regional and local significance in
communities across the country in a broader range of categories including
highways, public transit, drinking water, wastewater, CONNECTIVITY AND
BROADBAND, and innovation.
> The Community Improvement Fund includes:Currently $2 billion per year, it is proposed that these payments be
> . $21.8 billion over 10 years through Gas Tax Fund payments.
indexed at 2 per cent per year, starting in 2014-15, with increases to be
applied in $100-million increments. The Government will conclude new Gas
Tax Fund agreements before the end of current agreements on March 31, 2014.
The list of existing eligible investment categories will be expanded to
include: highways, local and regional airports, short-line rail, short-sea
shipping, disaster mitigation, BROADBAND AND CONNECTIVITY, brownfield
redevelopment, culture, tourism, sport, and recreation.
> Support for First Nations Infrastructure Economic Action Plan 2013proposes $155 million over 10 years for First Nations on-reserve
infrastructure from the new Building Canada Fund, in addition to allocations
from the Gas Tax Fund.
>provide support for investments in First Nations infrastructure projects on
> Under the new Building Canada plan, the Government will continue to
reserve such as roads, bridges, energy systems as well as other First
Nations infrastructure priorities.
>Infrastructure Component of the new Building Canada Fund to the First
> Funding of $155 million over 10 years will be allocated from the National
Nations Infrastructure Fund managed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development Canada. Funding from the Gas Tax Fund component of the
Community Improvement Fund will also be allocated to the First Nations
Infrastructure Fund, with this allocation based on First Nations population
This Fund focuses on five priority areas: improving First Nations energy
systems (linking to power grids, sustainable energy systems), BROADBAND
CONNECTIVITY, garbage disposal (including landfills and recycling), road
and bridge projects, and improving community capacity for infrastructure
planning. Funding allocated from the new Building Canada Fund and the Gas
Tax Fund will be at least equivalent to the level of funding allocated
under the 2007 Building Canada plan.
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