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Indigenous History Month Software Tester Spotlights

We want to introduce you to our team by putting the spotlight on a few of the remarkable members of our Indigenous software testing family from across Canada.  While these stories were originally featured on social media during Indigenous History Month in June 2020, we want to give you a chance to continue celebrating all […]

by ahnationtalk on July 1, 2020235 Views

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New Dene Nation partnership brings internet to Indigenous students – Cabin Radio

The Dene Nation says a new $170,000 partnership will provide internet connectivity for NWT Indigenous students to access education. June 29, 2020 In a Monday news release, the Dene Nation said it was joining forces with the charitable wing of credit card company Mastercard to provide the funding. The money will provide internet access for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202054 Views

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Ontario Investing in Reliable Internet for Northern Ontario

Funding for Broadband Infrastructure Across the North June 16, 2020 KENORA – The Ontario government is investing more than $2.3 million in seven broadband projects that will support rural and Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. This funding will connect northerners to reliable broadband infrastructure that will allow people to stay in touch with family and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202085 Views

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Mitacs and JSGS to support Indigenous and northern communities with new digital technologies in fight against COVID-19

June 11, 2020 Tarun Katapally and Ken Coates, faculty in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s (JSGS) University of Regina (U of R) and University of Saskatchewan (USask) campuses, have been awarded $150K and $250K respectively from Mitacs, a national not-for-profit innovation organization. The projects will introduce Indigenous and northern communities to digital […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202084 Views

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Province expanding rural access to broadband and cell service – Tbnewswatch.com

An investment of $150 million will help expand broadband and cellular service to remote and northern communities. THUNDER BAY – The provincial government is investing millions into expanding access to broadband internet and cellular service for rural and northern communities across Ontario. During the daily media briefing on Wednesday, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202037 Views

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Fibre internet arrives in Keremeos

KEREMEOS – People and businesses in Keremeos will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of modern, high-speed internet, thanks in part to funding from the Connecting British Columbia program. “Now more than ever, high-speed internet is making a difference in B.C. communities,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “During this time of physical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202066 Views

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Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

Connecting Residents and Businesses to the 21st Century Digital Economy Essential for Recovery after COVID-19 June 3, 2020 TORONTO ― As Ontario safely and gradually begins to reopen, the provincial government is investing $150 million in reliable broadband and cellular service. This funding will help create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2020105 Views

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Ransomware attack targets Nipissing First Nation – The North Bay Nugget

No evidence personal, confidential information ‘released’ in May 8 attack, First Nation states May 29, 2020 Nipissing First Nation (NFN) has confirmed it was the victim of a ransomware attack earlier this month that affected the administration’s computers and server. The First Nation provided an update about the attack in the June issue of its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202034 Views

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Saskatoon technology enlisted to help vulnerable Indigenous women – CBC

Official says COVID-19 has increased rates of dometic violence, mental health emergecies and addictions May 28, 2020 A pilot project is using Saskatoon technology to keep vulnerable Indigenous women safe. “Knowing this could make a difference in even one life is huge,” said Alicia Buckley, program director for the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan. Buckley said the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202044 Views

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Fibre optic cable to be laid along Nunavik’s Hudson coast this year – Nunatsiaq News

26 May 2020 KRG has applied for funding to extend the fibre network to more communities Plans to lay fibre optic cable along Nunavik’s Hudson coast will go ahead this summer, putting parts of the region on track to receive high-speed internet by next year. In March, the Kativik Regional Government awarded a contract to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202061 Views

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