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The goal is to reach as close to 100% of Nova Scotians as possible with reliable, quality internet service. This is taking place through the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative, led by Develop Nova Scotia.

The rebate will cover the one-time costs for eligible homes and businesses to set-up satellite internet, including hardware, taxes, shipping and installation, up to a maximum of $1,000.

The rebate is available to the approximate 3,700 homes and businesses for which no feasible wired or wireless internet solution has been found.

The program has now expanded to residents and business owners who are not expected to gain access to wired or wireless internet until after December 31, 2023. The expansion is expected to help an additional estimated 2,200 homes and businesses.

Depending on program uptake, we will assess how best to expand the program further.

You can check if your location is eligible in the search tool with the search bar.

If eligible, and you are interested in taking part in the program, you will first need to purchase the hardware from a qualified satellite internet provider. Their high-speed satellite product must meet or exceed CRTC minimum speed targets of 50 Mbps download/10 Mbps.

Currently, Starlink has indicated that they can meet or exceed these minimum speeds. We would encourage you to reach out to the providers to determine which product best suits your needs. If other satellite providers can meet these minimum speeds, they could also become eligible.

Develop Nova Scotia’s work to provide high-speed internet service throughout Nova Scotia is grounded in the use of a variety of technologies, including satellite, wireless and wired internet services.

Learn more on how it works, here.

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