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Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce up to $108 million in funding to improve high-speed Internet and mobile connectivity

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Up to 14,000 households to benefit from improved access to high-speed Internet and seven communities to benefit from mobile connectivity May 19, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202223 Views

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Acronym Solutions Inc. announces innovative partnership with First Nations Cable, Net-Neutral Inc. and AANAKWAD Inc. to enable broadband connectivity to Six Nations of the Grand River

TORONTO, May 18, 2022 – Today, Acronym Solutions Inc. (formerly Hydro One Telecom) announced a partnership with First Nations Cable (FNC), Net-Neutral Inc., and AANAKWAD Inc. that will enable broadband connectivity to Six Nations of the Grand River and beyond.  This is the first Indigenous-lead project of its kind and creates a blueprint for similar […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202231 Views

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Government of Canada invests over $1 million to bring high-speed Internet to up to 1,162 households in Manitoba

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents of rural Manitoba communities to benefit from increased connectivity May 13, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, learn and do business, and now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable high-speed Internet to access services, supports and opportunities. Through the Universal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202263 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to make an important announcement about high-speed Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Media advisory May 11, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202245 Views

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The Government of Yukon, Yukon University and ComIT partner to bring coding training to Yukon First Nations students

05/05/2022 The Government of Yukon has reached an agreement with Yukon University and ComIT, with the support of Google, to host a coding training program for Yukon First Nations students. The agreement will last for a period of one year. Participants in the program will be provided with free coding training and have an opportunity […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202263 Views

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Yukon’s fibre-to-the-home assets now Indigenous-owned as Northwestel and 13 First Nations companies form new partnership.

Whitehorse, YT – For the first time in Canada, the vast majority of a province or territory’s in-community fibre assets are now Indigenous-owned.  Northern Canada’s telecommunications provider Northwestel today announced the sale of its Yukon fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) assets to a group of 13 Yukon First Nation development corporations.  The announcement took place at the Arctic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202238 Views

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Manitoba Government Invests in Digital Technology for Police to Put Front-Line Officers Back on the Street Faster

April 25, 2022 Program Will Improve Police Service Efficiency, Service Delivery: Goertzen The Manitoba government is investing $750,000 to expand the Connected Officer Pilot (COP) program, an innovative technology initiative that has been shown to improve efficiency and effectiveness for front-line law enforcement officers and improved service delivery for citizens, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2022177 Views

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Best Buy and Pow Wow Pitch Launch Tech Grants for Indigenous Youth

New partnership to support Indigenous youth to start businesses Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced a partnership with Best Buy for its 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program. Set to support more than 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneurs in 2022 with mentorship, funding, training, marketing and a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202288 Views

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Bridge the Digital Divide for Indigenous Communities – The Tyee

BC’s disasters show high-speed internet is an essential service. How to fix colonial policies depriving rural reserves. The pandemic has highlighted antiquated policies born from colonialism that are putting remote Indigenous communities at a disadvantage and underscoring the need for high-speed internet to be made available to everyone as an essential service, like water and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2022110 Views

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Government of Canada highlights more than $96 million in funding to bring high-speed Internet access to 22,546 households in Ontario

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 22, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Households in rural and First Nations communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet Today, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2022192 Views

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