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MicroWorlds JR. available in Ojibwe, bringing together coding & language skill development

TakingITGlobal and LCSI’s Code to Learn Initiative funded by CanCode has reached over 50,000 Canadian students to date FORT FRANCES, ON, Jan. 17, 2019  – Canadian students can now develop their computational thinking skills while reinforcing their knowledge of the Ojibwe language, thanks to a new Ojibwe language version of the award-winning MicroWorlds JR software released […]

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Visible minorities, Indigenous people concerned about data use in smart cities – Toronto Star

Jan. 15, 2019 Visible minorities and Indigenous people are more concerned about how their private information is used in the development of smart cities and are more likely to object to the sharing of data with police, a new survey shows. The national study, “Privacy and Smart Cities: A Canadian Survey,” also says 88 per […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201919 Views

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CIRA to strengthen Canadian internet infrastructure, online access and digital literacy with $1.25 million investment

Community Investment Program application period now open January 15, 2019, Ottawa, ON – Starting today, CIRA is calling on Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions with innovative internet projects in need of funding to apply for a CIRA grant. The annual Community Investment Program application period is now open, with $1.25 million available. Applicants have […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201934 Views

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Small tech firms filling a big need in B.C. – BC Gov

Jan. 10, 2019 KAMLOOPS – New partnerships between government and B.C.’s tech sector are creating innovative software to help solve specific problems for British Columbians. “Smaller technology companies operating in B.C. know that success often depends on an ability to solve problems and develop solutions quickly and efficiently,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201935 Views

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FMCC: Empowerment through Connectivity: 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Community Report

January 9, 2019 One of the biggest connectivity challenges in Canada, for those who have access, is that its broadband prices are among the highest in the world. When the CRTC declared all Canadian households should have high-speed broadband as a basic telecommunications service in 2016, it called on the federal government to develop a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201925 Views

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Internet Society and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation: It’s Time To Invest: Canada’s Economic Future Relies on Universal Broadband

The following is attributed to Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Mark Buell, Chief, North American Regional Bureau, Internet Society RESTON, Va., Jan. 5, 2019  — As we start to make good on those 2019 New Year’s resolutions, we hope the federal government will put a 10-year plan to bring Canada online at the top […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201927 Views

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Northwestel doesn’t want to share its federally-funded internet connection in Nunavut – CBC

The company received federal money to set up faster internet in the territory Jan 02, 2019 One of Nunavut’s internet providers is making the case to the federal government that it should not have to share a new satellite, which provides faster internet to Nunavummiut, with its competitors. Northwestel was awarded $49.9 million in September […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201933 Views

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A code for Internet services is good for competition and Canadians

December 20, 2018 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau The Competition Bureau recommends increased clarity in pricing and contract conditions to strengthen the CRTC’s proposed code for Internet services. In response to the CRTC’s call for comments, the Bureau has made the following five recommendations: Customers should receive quotes that are clear, simple and standardized; […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201872 Views

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Mining innovation helps lead BC’s economy into high-tech future – Business in Vancouver

December 18, 2018 B.C.’s mining industry is an essential part of the economic and social foundation of the province. A vibrant, competitive, growing industry provides benefits to British Columbians in all corners of the province. However, the rapid pace of change seen both in industry and in broader society requires bold and innovative solutions to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201827 Views

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CRTC takes steps to make lower-cost data-only wireless plans widely available to Canadians

December 17, 2018 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC announced that Canadians will soon have more innovative and affordable options for mobile wireless services. Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus have committed to offer a broad range of lower-cost data-only mobile wireless plans to Canadians within the next 90 days. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201853 Views

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SSi Micro partners with Rogers, says it’ll improve cell, internet service across North – CBC

Change should make cellphone coverage clearer and higher quality, says SSi December 12, 2018 A northern cell and internet provider has struck a deal with Rogers Communications that should improve service in the North. SSi Micro will use the telecom giant’s unused wireless spectrum in the territories. Spectrum is radio waves, and what SSi has licensed connects mobile phones […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201836 Views

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Premier Ball Announces Support to Expand Cellular Service in Southern Labrador

November 28, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the Provincial Government’s latest project to expand wireless coverage in unserved and underserved communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Through a cost-shared agreement with Nunacor Development Corporation, NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC), and Bell Canada, the Provincial Government is contributing over $256,000 to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201845 Views

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Roberta Jamieson, 2018 BCIT Honorary Doctorate of Technology

Credits: British Columbia Institute of Technology Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2018297 Views

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Confederation College Unlocks the Future of Technology, Education and Collaboration with TEC Hub Grand Opening

THUNDER BAY, ON, October 19, 2018 – Confederation College was proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub Friday, unlocking endless possibilities for students and the region. The 45,000 square foot facility, an extension of the College’s McIntyre Building, will have an immediate impact on the region and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018103 Views

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Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre hosts girls and tech workshops

10/15/18 To honour International Day of the Girl, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre organized girls and tech workshops from October 9 – 16 to expand existing learning opportunities and chart new pathways. Occurring every October 11, this important day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 201877 Views

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Govtech Startup Helping to Advance Indigenous Reconciliation with Data Analytics

October 16, 2018 VANCOUVER, BC – UrbanLogiq, a govtech startup based in Vancouver, BC, begins development of a data analytics platform to modernize land negotiations between First Nations and the Government of British Columbia. The development of this data analytics platform for Crown land negotiations is the first of its kind in North America. Before now, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 2018134 Views

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N.W.T. RCMP using drones to investigate 2010 disappearance of Angela Meyer – CBC

‘Police have not received any new information,’ states news release Oct 11, 2018 Yellowknife RCMP will begin using drones to search for Angela Meyer, who went missing in Yellowknife eight years ago. In a news release on Thursday afternoon, RCMP say they will begin flying drones over Robertson Drive, Forest Drive, Ptarmigan Road, Con Road […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201885 Views

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Drone Delivery Canada Integrates into Controlled Airspace in Moosonee and Moose Factory in Beyond Visual Line of Sight Pilot Project

100% Successful Operations on Approved Flight Path TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2018 – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that the Company conducted numerous successful drone delivery test flights in the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario as part of DDC’s Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Pilot Project ‘BVLOS […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2018166 Views

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BC Government: Tech startups bring digital innovation and expertise to government

Sept. 26, 2018 VANCOUVER – Three B.C. tech companies have won opportunities to work directly with government to improve programs and services for British Columbians. B.C.’s Startup in Residence (STIR) program connects tech companies with government to rapidly co-develop, test and launch solutions to real-world public-sector challenges. Tech experts work with government professionals during a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201867 Views

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IRC: Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Sept. 24, 2018 More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements. The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, wants to help rural […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2018104 Views

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Province Welcomes Expansion of Wireless Coverage in Southeast Manitoba

September 24, 2018 Expanded Coverage Helps Keep Manitobans Safe, Improves Daily Life: Premier LA BROQUERIE—The Manitoba government welcomes the expansion of high-speed wireless LTE coverage by Bell MTS in southeast Manitoba, Premier Brian Pallister announced here today. “Better, faster service not only helps protect Manitobans in times of emergency but also improves daily life for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201884 Views

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to make significant investments that will improve the lives of Canadians

Over $555 million available for projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 10, 2018—The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments to create economic growth and well-paid middle-class jobs, build inclusive communities, and support a low […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 2018145 Views

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BC Government: Grants to expand high-speed internet access and grow local economies

Sept. 1, 2018 VICTORIA – Additional grant funding is now available to help British Columbians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities gain affordable access to high-speed internet. Local governments and First Nations have identified the high cost of infrastructure as one of the main barriers to expanding internet services in smaller communities around British […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201892 Views

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Non-profit computer recycling gives Canadian registered Charities a boost by providing them with technology in Vancouver

ERA donates throughout the community of Vancouver to Organizations in need VANCOUVER, Aug. 31, 2018  – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) announces that they will be donating up to 20 devices to Organizations in Vancouver. Wings of Courage, Vancouver Native Health Society and the YMCA of Great Vancouver are all recipients of this donation. Over the last 14 years, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2018116 Views

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Nunavik gets funding to launch work on its high-speed internet network – Nunatsiaq News

August 24, 2018 Ottawa and Quebec City make good on $125-million pledge Ottawa and Quebec City have finally made good on a pledge to help fund Nunavik’s plans to roll out high-speed internet across the region. The Kativik Regional Government’s project will use a combination of technologies, including fibre optic cables, microwave towers and surplus […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018145 Views

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KRG Release: Enhancement of Internet Services in Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, August 23, 2018 – Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), and Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced in Kuujjuaq the contribution of the Government of Canada to the KRG Tamaani Internet […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018107 Views

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Remote Inuit communities will benefit from first-time access to modern high-speed Internet

Nunavik residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to investments from governments of Canada and Quebec August 22, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Quebec Internet access is more than just a convenience: citizens, communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping all […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2018111 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce high-speed Internet funding for Northern Quebec

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, Ontario, August 21, 2018—Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will make an announcement related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to bring high-speed Internet service to Canadians living in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2018128 Views

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Minister Bains to visit Nanaimo, British Columbia

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Innovation Minister to meet with innovators and members of the business and academic communities August 17, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will visit Nanaimo, British Columbia, between August 20 and August 22 to hold discussions with business representatives, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2018107 Views

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Government of Canada selects innovation experts to lead national consultation on digital and data transformation

Six Canadian innovators will lead roundtable discussions with Canadians on digital and data innovation August 3, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario New technology has transformed the way we access information, shop, live, socialize and work. On June 19, the Government of Canada launched a national consultation on digital and data transformation. The Canada-wide consultation will help the government understand […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2018116 Views

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Feds Investing In High Speed Internet For The Far North – 89.5 The Lake FM

August 3, 2018 A major investment has been made to help remote First Nations get online with new or improved high-speed Internet access. The federal government announced just over 7-million dollars in funding today to connect six Indigenous communities and 58-institutions. In all 8.89-million is being spent on the infrastructure upgrades. Fort Severn, Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2018109 Views

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Rural and remote communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in six communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 2, 2018 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping six Indigenous communities and up […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2018158 Views

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New oilsands exploration tech leaves forest intact, to the relief of the caribou – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2018 10:00 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ One of the most destructive ecological impacts of oil and gas exploration happens long before a litre of oil flows into a pipeline or a single atom of carbon enters the atmosphere. Seismic surveying _ the exploration activity that helps identify where to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2018111 Views

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Rural communities in eastern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in 21 communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to a $36-million investment July 25, 2018, Corbyville, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why, through an investment of over $10.8 million, the Government of Canada is helping […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201896 Views

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Tealbook to Help Establish AI-Powered Indigenous Entrepreneur Community – Techvibes

An important part of one of Canada’s biggest AI projects is working to help entrepreneurs find new ways to innovate and conduct business. Tealbook is working with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB) to help establish an AI-powered community for qualified Indigenous entrepreneurs that are looking to pick up procurement contracts. This new virtual […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2018138 Views

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Jamesian Ultra-High speed Internet: The conclusion of a regional project

CHIBOUGAMAU, QC, July 18, 2018  – With the first phase of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project now in operation, the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) officially announces the start of the second phase of this project to connect the Jamesian communities of Matagami, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Chapais and Chibougamau with modern residential telecommunications services, including ultra high-speed internet. “The Eeyou […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2018106 Views

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New federal funding will help improve women’s economic security in Manitoba

Project aims to increase the recruitment and retention of women in the ICT sector in Manitoba July 17, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Status of Women Canada The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 2018151 Views

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DIG joins partnership to bring high speed internet to Northern Manitoba

– – Joint venture formed with two leading companies owned by Manitoba First Nations – – TSXV:DUG │OTCQX:DSTFF TREATY ONE TERRITORY, WINNIPEG, July 5, 2018 – Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. (“DIG”) (TSXV:DUG) today announced the formation of a joint venture partnership with Clear Sky Connections Inc. (CSC) and Broadband Communications North Inc. (BCN) to bring high speed […]

by pmnationtalk on July 5, 2018208 Views

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Internet grant funding now available for smaller BC communities – CFNR

Grant funding is now available for smaller communities seeking better internet. As of July 1st, local governments, internet service providers, and community organizations may begin applying for fresh grant funding to bring high speed internet to rural and Indigenous communities. Northern Development Initiative Trust will review the applications for the Connecting BC program, which could […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2018125 Views

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BC Government: Applications accepted to expand high-speed internet access

July 03, 2018 VICTORIA – Local governments, internet service providers and community organizations can now apply for grant funding to connect high-speed internet for British Columbians who need it the most – those living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. “High costs are one of the main barriers to connecting communities,” said Jinny Sims, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 2018154 Views

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Tech companies, B.C. government team up to create better services for people

June 27, 2018 VICTORIA – Five projects were posted to BC Bid today, as the Province launches the second year of the B.C. Startup in Residence (STIR) pilot program. The program brings the ideas and expertise of technology companies, together with the B.C. government, to help solve digital challenges in government and improve service delivery […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 2018137 Views

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FMCC publication featured by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Canada

The new e-book publication by the First Mile Connectivity Consortium team is featured this month on the SSHRC web site along with a short story about the First Nations Innovation research project. Across Canada, remote and rural Indigenous organizations have been building and delivering broadband services to rural and remote communities. A new book celebrates […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2018131 Views

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Yukon communities to benefit from more reliable Internet

New 777 km fibre line from Dawson City to Inuvik will strengthen Internet connection across the North June 20, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon Residents of Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern British Columbia will be able to connect more reliably with friends and family across Canada and around the world, participate in distance education, seize […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018129 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to make high-speed Internet funding announcement in Whitehorse

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, Ontario, June 19, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, together with the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and the Honourable Ranj Pillai, Yukon Minister of Economic Development, will make an announcement related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2018174 Views

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Government of Canada launches national consultations on digital and data transformation

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians must have trust and confidence in a digital and data-driven world June 19, 2018, Ottawa ON New technologies have changed the way that we access information, shop, live, socialize and work. As a result of these changes, our economy has transformed to become increasingly data-driven and critical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2018167 Views

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CIRA report: Grassroots organizations share gaps and solutions for Canada’s internet

June 13, 2018, OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada , which captures the experiences, opinions and proposed solutions of 70 grassroots organizations across Canada working to make the internet better for Canadians. These organizations, working on the frontlines of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2018141 Views

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SaskTel investing $4.6 million to improve wireless service in parts of rural Saskatchewan

June 7, 2018Today SaskTel announced plans to invest approximately $4.6 million to significantly improve the data capacity of 37 towers serving rural Saskatchewan by the end of March 2019.  The full list of towers to be upgraded can be found below.“SaskTel is fully committed to providing the people of Saskatchewan with fast and reliable communication […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2018138 Views

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Kativik Regional Government: Nunavik Getting Full Cellular and Mobility Data, One of the Few Areas in Canada Still Without

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 28, 2018 – All 14 of Nunavik’s communities in the northern third of Quebec, will soon be getting cellular and mobility data services thanks to an important agreement between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Ice Wireless. The more than 14,000 residents – almost all Inuit – live in one of the very […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 2018137 Views

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Helping B.C.’s small communities advance technology, innovation

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is launching the B.C. Smart Communities pilot program, to help local governments use data and connected technology to improve services and address community challenges. “The B.C. Smart Communities program will help address the unique challenges small communities face when trying to secure funding for smart city projects,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 2018144 Views

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Indigenous fishermen to test internet in Maritime waters – CBC

Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness project launches this fall across Canada May 23, 2018 Indigenous fishermen in the Maritimes are getting ready to test the internet at sea this fall. It’s part of a Transport Canada pilot project that will provide fishing vessels with web-based data on weather, vessel traffic and other information. The Enhanced Maritime […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2018131 Views

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