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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, 201820 Views

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Government investing over $4M to bring internet to Indigenous communities – My Yellowknife Now

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through the Connect to Innovate program to bring new or improved high-speed internet to ten Indigenous communities, nine of which are in the Northwest Territories. The funding was announced yesterday by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201823 Views

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BC Government: Premier announces tech and innovation investments to spark economic growth, job creation

May 16, 2018 VANCOUVER – To help spark B.C. innovation, economic growth and new jobs, the provincial government is investing in tech-based research and advanced training opportunities in all parts of the province, Premier John Horgan announced today at the #BCTECH Summit. “B.C. succeeds when British Columbians succeed — and our province’s tech sector is proving […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201835 Views

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Rural and remote communities in the North will benefit from high-speed Internet

Residents in 10 communities to have new or improved Internet access thanks to a $6.1-million investment May 16, 2018, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201835 Views

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New board appointed to Province’s tech agency, Innovate BC

May 14, 2018 VANCOUVER – Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has announced the membership of Innovate BC’s new board of directors, to help guide and promote tech sector growth, generating good jobs in the emerging economy, increased revenue and economic development all around British Columbia. Ralston made the announcement at the #BCTECH […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201830 Views

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Expanding Access to SMART Board Technology in Saskatchewan Classrooms

May 14, 2018 A new province-wide agreement with SMART Technologies, a world leader in classroom technology and makers of the interactive SMART Board, has allowed school divisions to purchase nearly twice as many SMART Learning Suite licenses for teachers.  There are now over 6,000 teacher licenses, which will make the SMART Learning Suite software available […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201868 Views

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High-speed Internet and 4G wireless in every Northwest Territories community

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 14, 2018—Rural and northern communities have unique infrastructure needs. The Government of Canada recognizes that the availability of high‑speed Internet infrastructure is critical for economic development and access to essential resources and services such as health care and education for those living and working in the North. Federal, Territorial, community and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201828 Views

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Rural and remote communities in Nova Scotia will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents in 64 communities to get high-speed Internet access thanks to a $26.4-million investment May 4, 2018, Greenwich, Nova Scotia Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201848 Views

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Get ready for a new round of connectivity funding for B.C. communities

May 3, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Internet service providers and other community-based organizations will soon be eligible to apply for new $16 million grant funding to improve connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous areas in B.C., announced Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “This is a great opportunity for locally driven connectivity projects that will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201842 Views

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Whitehorse volunteers learn how to ‘Indigenize’ Wikipedia – CBC

Group creates Wikipedia pages dedicated to important Yukon Indigenous figures, events Apr 30, 2018 A group of Whitehorse volunteers learned to create Wikipedia pages about Yukon First Nations people, events and culture to ensure more Indigenous content was available on one of the most visited websites in the world. The Indigenize Wikipedia meetup at the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201828 Views

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Ontario Expanding Broadband in Rural and Northern Communities

Investments in Cellular and Satellite Technologies Will Improve Connectivity April 23, 2018 4:10 P.M. Ministry of Infrastructure Ontario is helping to ensure people in rural and northern communities have access to reliable and affordable high-speed broadband internet. As announced in the 2018 Ontario Budget, the government is investing $500 million over three years to expand broadband […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201833 Views

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Shell Canada and the ERA are out in full force this April continuing to donate $1 million worth of technology to Indigenous communities

April 12, 2018 The Electronic Recycling Association and Shell Canada to grant surplus computer equipment to deserving communities CALGARY, April 13, 2018 – Today, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and its long-time donor Shell Canada announced that they will be gifting more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201851 Views

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Federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous community in northern Ontario

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada $1.8-million investment will help build digital infrastructure to connect communities and families April 10, 2018, Parry Sound, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why, through an investment of $1.8 million, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201870 Views

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Government of Canada to make high-speed Internet and digital infrastructure funding announcement in Parry Sound

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, April 9, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be announcing FedNor funding for digital infrastructure and support under the government’s Connect to Innovate program for high-speed Internet service. Date: April 10, 2018 Time: 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Location: Wasauksing First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201859 Views

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Money allocated for quicker connection speeds – The Chronicle Journal

Apr 5, 2018 Improving residential Internet connection speeds in remote First Nation communities will make the digital divide disappear, says the general manager of the Western James Bay Telecom Network. “The kids in these communities and the adults are going to have the same opportunities that somebody in Sudbury or Thunder Bay has,” said Sally […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201845 Views

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Ontario Driving Cutting-Edge Tech in the North – Investments Will Enhance Digital Infrastructure, Education and Training in Northwestern Ontario

Investments Will Enhance Digital Infrastructure, Education and Training in Northwestern Ontario April 3, 2018 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ontario is investing in innovative technology in Northwestern Ontario through projects that will improve digital infrastructure in remote communities, enhance education and training for students, and create good jobs. Michael Gravelle, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201861 Views

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Software-testing hopes to inspire Indigenous communities after winning business pitch contest – ITBusiness.ca

March 28th, 2018 An Aboriginal software-testing company has ambitious plans after winning a business pitch competition in Ottawa. Minutes after accepting the award at Ottawa’s Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, Chelsea Griffith, team-lead for software Plato Testing, told ItBusiness.ca they want to grow from 60 to 5,000 employees in five years, and expand to 20 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201895 Views

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Connectivity funding makes a real difference in lives around B.C.

March 26, 2018 VANCOUVER – Following the March 13, 2018, funding announcement of $38 million for five regional projects, partners and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the people and communities that will benefit from this investment, announced Minister of Citizens’ Services, Jinny Sims. With recent news of federal, provincial and partner funding to improve reliable access […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201865 Views

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Getting Alberta in the game

Mar 15, 2018 The Growth and Diversification Act would help local businesses create jobs and diversify the economy with a new program to support the digital media sector. If passed, the bill would create a new Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC) to help Alberta’s businesses compete with other provinces like Ontario, British Columbia and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201887 Views

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High speed internet to be provided to the remotest Alberta communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Gus Loonskin says it’s been a long time coming. The chief of the Little Red River Cree Nation, 750 kilometres north of Edmonton, made a two-day journey to Calgary to learn that high-speed internet will be provided to the three First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201881 Views

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Rural and remote communities in Alberta will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in 39 communities to get access to new or faster Internet through $22.5-million investment March 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta Internet access serves as more than just a convenience; it is an essential means by which citizens, businesses and institutions access information, offer services and create opportunities that could otherwise be out of reach. Through […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201872 Views

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Media advisory: Governments of Canada and British Columbia to make Internet funding announcement in Haida Gwaii

Media advisory From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Skidegate, British Columbia, March 12, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Jinny Sims, British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, will make an announcement about high-speed Internet service for Canadians living in rural and remote communities, under the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2018105 Views

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Modernized Web Apps Increase Accessibility of the NWT’s Geoscience Information

YELLOWKNIFE (March 6, 2018) – A new suite of web applications are enhancing public access to data from the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS). The applications are being introduced this week at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2018 Convention. The data will help prospectors determine where to stake their claim and provide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201869 Views

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FMCC Researchers receive Internet Society grant to co-develop digital literacy program with Piikani First Nation

A collaboration between Piikani Youth Empowerment Strategies (Piikani Nation Secondary School and Peigan Board of Education) and the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta has received funding from the Internet Society’s Beyond the Net program. The project, titled Exploring digital literacy through the Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program, builds on a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201882 Views

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Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  Calgary police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. They have also released a sketch of the baby. Police say the mother’s image was produced by a company in Virginia that specializes in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2018110 Views

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BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster awarded federal funding to transform Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector

Initiative estimated to create 50,000 jobs and inject $15 billion in GDP into BC’s economy over 10 years Vancouver, British Columbia, February 15, 2018 – The British Columbia-led Digital Technology Supercluster is one of the funding recipients for the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Minister Navdeep Bains announced today. “It is an exciting and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2018100 Views

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New courthouse opens in Red Earth Creek

Feb 08, 2018 The province is opening a new and larger courthouse in Red Earth Creek to improve access to justice for residents of the Slave Lake region. Multimedia Photos: Red Earth Creek Courthouse The new facility will house the Provincial Court of Alberta circuit court location in Red Earth Creek on the Loon River […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2018154 Views

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Government of Canada supporting the modernization of Batchewana First Nation’s Information Technology Infrastructure

February 9, 2018 – Batchewana First Nation, ON –  Indigenous Services Canada Our government is committed to a renewed relationship with First Nations, and supporting First Nations communities’ economic development opportunities. Today, together with Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers, Terry Sheehan, MP for Sault Ste. Marie, announced – on behalf of the Honourable Jane […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2018102 Views

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Government of Canada announces Newfoundland and Labrador communities to benefit from Connect to Innovate funding

Communities across the province to get access to new or faster Internet through joint investment January 29, 2018 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Over 70 rural and remote communities throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit directly or indirectly from faster Internet. They will be able to do business online, participate in distance […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201868 Views

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Moose tracking app brings Indigenous knowledge and modern technology together – CBC

App helps hunters and land users count moose, upload pictures and audio Jan 29, 2018 In an effort to merge traditional Anishinaabe hunting knowledge with modern technology, a Sudbury biologist is working with First Nations to equip them with a new smartphone app to help monitor Ontario’s declining moose population. “That will allow land users […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2018121 Views

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First Nation Communities in Southwestern Ontario Call for Better Broadband – Swift Network

Beausoleil First Nation, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Saugeen First Nation, and Six Nations of the Grand River have become members of SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT). These valuable additions mean that SWIFT now represents the combined connectivity interests of over 1,500 member locations including First Nations, municipalities, hospitals, schools, school boards, and other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2018109 Views

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Reports urge more diversity in tech sector to bridge ‘digital divide’ – Globe and Mail

The tech and innovation sector needs to do a better job of recruiting visible minorities to boost Canada’s economic output, two forthcoming studies say. On Wednesday, the MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub, will release Talent Fuels Tech, a report that found most job seekers in the region are visible minorities and argues for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2018138 Views

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Rural and remote communities in coastal British Columbia will benefit from faster Internet

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 154 communities along the entire British Columbia Coast to get access to new or faster Internet through $45-million investment January 17, 2018, Vancouver BC Through a combined investment of $45.4 million, the Government of Canada in partnership with the Government of British Columbia is bringing new or improved high-speed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2018130 Views

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Telecom Breakthrough: Ultra High Speed Internet Launches in Northern Quebec

Bridging the Digital Divide: Distributel and Eeyou Communications Partner to Deliver Residential Broadband to Quebec Cree of Eeyou Istchee and Municipalities in the James Bay Region MONTREAL,Jan. 17, 2018 – Distributel Communications Limited and Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) are bridging Canada’s digital divide with a groundbreaking new partnership. Beginning this spring, the Distributel/ECN alliance will […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2018102 Views

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Broadband Internet availability in 20 communities in Brome-Missisquoi RCM

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada December 18, 2017 – Cowansville, Quebec The Government of Quebec, under the Québec branché program, and the Government of Canada, under the Connect to Innovate program, will be supporting an Internet project in Haut-Richelieu. This project represents a total investment of $27,644,668, of which the Government of Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201892 Views

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Broadband Internet availability confirmed in 21 communities in Montérégie

December 11, 2017 – Napierville, Quebec The Government of Quebec, under the Québec branché program, and the Government of Canada, under the Connect to Innovate program, will be supporting a project by TARGO Communications. This project represents a total investment of $5,952,053, of which each of the two levels of government is contributing $2,399,424. As a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201869 Views

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More than 100 rural communities in Manitoba will benefit from faster Internet

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada $83.9 million will improve high-speed Internet coverage in the province, allowing residents to get online faster January 9, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2018101 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Invests in Improvements for Internet Service in the North

January 09, 2018 “There is tremendous potential in northern Manitoba.  Developing that potential is a priority of our provincial government and to do that we need the tools to maximize our opportunities,” said Pallister.  “This exciting project to increase and deliver reliable access to broadband networks is key to unlocking the potential of our remote […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 2018130 Views

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Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster poised to create 50,000 jobs and $15 billion in GDP, over ten years for Canadians

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2018  – With a new year comes new opportunities for Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. In late November, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster submitted its final application to the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative after being shortlisted as one of nine concepts under consideration. Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster positions Canada as a global leader in using the rapid growth of data to advance economic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 2018123 Views

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Nunavik to get cellular service in 2018 – Nunatsiaq online

Regional government will embark on first phase of fibre optic roll-out next year December 04, 2017 KUUJJUAQ—The Kativik Regional Government has big plans to boost mobile and internet service for the region in 2018. The regional government-run Tamaani Internet will launch cellular and mobile data service across Nunavik starting early next year, the KRG said […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2017122 Views

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Shell Canada donates $1 million worth of technology to organizations in need across Canada

November 28, 2017 Canadian Electronic Recycling Association celebrates major milestone and equips 12 agencies in need, including Tsuu T’ina Nation Calgary, November 28, 2017 – Shell Canada today announced a $1 million donation of computer equipment to the Canadian Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), who will distribute it to organizations in need across Canada. This is the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2017185 Views

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-To-The-Home High-Speed Broadband Project

MATAWA FIRST NATIONS JOIN FIRST MILE CONNECTIVITY CONSORTIUM SUPPORTING THEIR FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND PROJECT THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2017210 Views

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Inauguration of the Eeyou Communications Network fibre optic network – $6.5 million to connect Eastmain and Waskaganish to a reliable high-speed Internet service

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, Nov. 1, 2017  – The Cree communities of Eastmain and Waskaganish now have access to reliable high-speed Internet service, a necessary tool for economic and social development in the Nord-du-Québec region. The Québec government announced that it granted the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), a non-profit organization, $6.5 millionthrough the Société du Plan Nord, to carry out the second phase of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2017157 Views

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-To-The-Home High-Speed

November 02, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband connections. MFNM joined in order to build more capacity for the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2017142 Views

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Whatì Community Presence Office has no internet access

OCTOBER 11, 2017 Whatì Community Presence Office has no internet access. If you need to contact the Whatì Community Presence Office please call 867-573-3012 NT4

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2017115 Views

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Matawa First Nations welcome required Federal and Provincial Investments to proceed with A State of the Art Fibre-to-the-home High-speed Broadband Internet

THUNDER BAY, ON (October 5, 2017): Matawa First Nations today welcomed funding commitments to assist in bringing state of the art fibre-to-the-home high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows: $37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 2017167 Views

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Bridging the digital divide in six northwestern Ontario communities

Over $4 million from the Government of Canada will improve high-speed Internet coverage from Stratton to Kejick October 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians in six northwestern Ontario communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, participate in distance education, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 2017151 Views

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Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in Remote Northern Ontario

Joint Investment to Bring High Speed Internet Access to Matawa First Nations in the Ring of Fire Region October 6, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017218 Views

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Fort William First Nation

Fort William First Nation, Ontario, October 6, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bill […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017216 Views

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Matawa FNS Welcome required Federal and Provincial Investments to Proceed with State of the Art Fibre-to-the Home High-speed Broadband Internet

Thursday, October 5, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON:   fibre-to-the-home state of the art  high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows:  •$37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched by ISED on•December 15, 2016  $30 million in partner funds from the Government […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017208 Views

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