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National Broadband Data The National Broadband Data represents coverage information across Canada for existing broadband service providers with their associated technology types. The coverage information is aggregated and deployed over a grid of hexagons, which cover areas of roughly 25 square km each. Broadband Internet service availability is provided for download/upload speed markers (5/1, 10/2, 25/5 and 50/10 Mbps) where more than 75% of total dwellings covered within the hexagon have access to broadband service offerings meeting these markers. In order to improve the granularity of the broadband data, ISED and the CRTC are providing aggregated and anonymous broadband services data based on the pseudo-household statistical model, hence achieving higher precision in depicting the broadband Internet service availability. This information is available below under the "NBD PHH Speeds" resource. For more information on the pseudo-household statistical model, refer to the [Pseudo-Household Demographic Distribution](https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/b3a1d603-19ca-466c-ae95-b5185e56addf "Pseudo-Household Demographic Distribution") dataset. A representation of broadband services per 250m road segments is now available for download under the “NBD Roads” resource. To generate this dataset, the NBD PHH Speeds information was projected over the nearest road arc from Statistics Canada’s Road Network File, and those roads were spliced in approximately 250m segments. **NEW:** The data has been augmented to include new presentation layers as published on the [National Broadband Map](https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sitt/bbmap/hm.html?lang=eng "National Broadband Map"). 2020-11-17 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ic.broadband-largebande.ic@canada.ca Science and Technologynationalbroadbandcoverageavailabilityinternet service providersunserved populationunderserved populationhexagon NBD Map Data Dictionary - ENTXT http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-data_dictionary_e.txt/$file/NBD-data_dictionary_e.txt NBD Map Data Dictionary - FRTXT http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt/$file/NBD-dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt NBD MapKMZ https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/Map_Data_KMZ.zip/$file/Map_Data_KMZ.zip NBD MapCSV https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/Map_Data_CSV.zip/$file/Map_Data_CSV.zip NBD MapTAB https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/Map_Data_MapInfo.zip/$file/Map_Data_MapInfo.zip NBD PHH SpeedsCSV https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD_PHH_Speeds.zip/$file/NBD_PHH_Speeds.zip NBD PHH Speeds Data Dictionary - ENTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-PHH-Speeds-Data_dictionary_e.txt/$file/NBD-PHH-Speeds-Data_dictionary_e.txt NBD PHH Speeds Data Dictionary - FRTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-PHH-Speeds-Dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt/$file/NBD-PHH-Speeds-Dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt NBD Roads Data Dictionary - ENTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-Roads-Data_dictionary_e.txt/$file/NBD-Roads-Data_dictionary_e.txt NBD Roads Data Dictionary - FRTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD-Routes-Dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt/$file/NBD-Routes-Dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt NBD RoadsTAB https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD_Roads_MapInfo.zip/$file/NBD_Roads_MapInfo.zip NBD RoadsSHP https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/NBD_Roads_ShapeFile.zip/$file/NBD_Roads_ShapeFile.zip NBD MapSHP https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/Map_Data_Shapefile.zip/$file/Map_Data_Shapefile.zip

National Broadband Data

The National Broadband Data represents coverage information across Canada for existing broadband service providers with their associated technology types. The coverage information is aggregated and deployed over a grid of hexagons, which cover areas of roughly 25 square km each. Broadband Internet service availability is provided for download/upload speed markers (5/1, 10/2, 25/5 and 50/10 Mbps) where more than 75% of total dwellings covered within the hexagon have access to broadband service offerings meeting these markers.

In order to improve the granularity of the broadband data, ISED and the CRTC are providing aggregated and anonymous broadband services data based on the pseudo-household statistical model, hence achieving higher precision in depicting the broadband Internet service availability. This information is available below under the "NBD PHH Speeds" resource. For more information on the pseudo-household statistical model, refer to the Pseudo-Household Demographic Distribution dataset.

A representation of broadband services per 250m road segments is now available for download under the “NBD Roads” resource. To generate this dataset, the NBD PHH Speeds information was projected over the nearest road arc from Statistics Canada’s Road Network File, and those roads were spliced in approximately 250m segments.

NEW: The data has been augmented to include new presentation layers as published on the National Broadband Map.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Industry Canada
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
NBD Map Data Dictionary - EN Specification TXT English Access
NBD Map Data Dictionary - FR Specification TXT French Access
NBD Map Dataset KMZ English
French
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NBD Map Dataset CSV English
French
Access
NBD Map Dataset MapInfo English
French
Access
NBD PHH Speeds Dataset CSV English
French
Access
NBD PHH Speeds Data Dictionary - EN Specification TXT English Access
NBD PHH Speeds Data Dictionary - FR Specification TXT French Access
NBD Roads Data Dictionary - EN Specification TXT English Access
NBD Roads Data Dictionary - FR Specification TXT French Access
NBD Roads Dataset MapInfo English
French
Access
NBD Roads Dataset SHP English
French
Access
NBD Map Dataset SHP English
French
Access
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