Indigenous communities across Canada working to provide internet access for underserved – paNOW

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2023126 Views

Jan 8, 2023

There’s a significant disparity when it comes to internet access in Canada.

Roughly 98 per cent of homes in urban areas have internet access that meets the standard of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). That number falls to just 45.6 per cent for rural homes and 34.8 per cent for Indigenous homes, according to 2019 data from the commission.

It’s notoriously hard to get high-speed internet service on First Nations in particular.

That’s why many Indigenous communities across the country have decided to build the necessary infrastructure to provide underserved areas with the quality of internet enjoyed by those living in urban areas.

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