I am all for improved Internet access for remote areas and even initial access for those that do not have access at all. Simple math suggests that from the following article the cost will be approximately $5700 per household. I remember when the BRAND Program was rolling out in Canada. At that time we met with the then Minister Brian Tobin. Our little company was proposing to assist the buildout of a new rule wireless network on PEI and at that time (1999-2000) the cost per household was $1500.

Of course our little jurisdiction probably does not have the same challenges as northern quebec regions.