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New First Nations youth mentorship program focuses on technical careers

New First Nations youth mentorship program focuses on technical careers BRANTFORD, ON (April 8, 2021) – Today the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) launched its new mentorship program connecting Indigenous youth with mentors in a technical career to help First Nations in Ontario achieve technical self-reliance. This new feature is a continuation of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 9, 202114 Views

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Canada aims to raise safety along notorious “Highway of Tears” with cell phone service – NetNewsLedger

April 9, 2021 The remote stretch of highway infamous for women, largely Indigenous, going missing along the way will now get improved cell phone coverage in attempt to make it safer VANCOUVER – (Reuters) – Canadian authorities will help fund mobile phone service to increase safety along a remote stretch of highway in British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202113 Views

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Complete cellular connectivity coming to ‘Highway of Tears’

April 7, 2021 VICTORIA – Thanks to federal and provincial investments, Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George will soon have cellular coverage along the entire route, fulfilling a critical recommendation to make the highway safer. “We must continue to do everything in our power to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202119 Views

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Universal Broadband Fund-supported projects will bring high-speed Internet to 1,257 homes in Killarney, East Ferris, Redbridge and Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ontarians in rural communities to benefit from increased connectivity March 30, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202136 Views

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BC Government: Major connectivity investments for coastal communities

VICTORIA – A wave of connectivity investments this year will bring improved internet performance and reliability to people living in many of B.C.’s coastal communities. “We’re rolling up our sleeves and joining with communities, First Nations and service providers to usher in a new age of connectivity along B.C.’s stunning coastline. Improvements to internet access […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202136 Views

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Columbia Basin Trust: Non-Profits To Close Technology Gaps

The Trust provides over $1 million to 178 organizations Non-profit, community and Indigenous groups in the Basin will receive support for technology-related initiatives with funding from Columbia Basin Trust this spring. Over $1 million will go to 178 organizations to increase operations, efficiency and community access to technology through new and updated equipment and infrastructure. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202125 Views

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Universal Broadband Fund-supported project will bring high-speed Internet to rural New Brunswick

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada March 19, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 202156 Views

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Fifteen underserved communities in northern Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia to benefit from improved broadband connectivity

From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission CRTC Broadband Fund to contribute up to $57.7 million to transport projects March 19, 2021 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC announced that seven transport projects will receive up to $57.7 million in funding from the Broadband Fund. Approximately 1,400 km of fibre […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202156 Views

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UBCM: Internet Speed Study

Local and Indigenous governments, particularly those with rural and remote populations, are invited to participate in a study of broadband Internet speeds experienced in BC. Communities across British Columbia have voiced concerns that federal data on broadband Internet speeds, which is used to determine eligibility for connectivity funding programs, may not accurately reflect the broadband […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202144 Views

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More than 770 households and 12 businesses in the Laurentides Region now have access to high-speed Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada March 15, 2021 – Québec, Quebec A combined investment of more than $1.5 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Cogeco means that high-speed Internet network access is now available to 774 households and 12 businesses in the Laurentides Region. As a result of this collaboration […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202139 Views

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