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Category Communications

Mar
3
2017

Connected North: Technology can reduce isolation

Connected North — a unique partnership between governments, private sector partners, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and Cisco — uses collaboration technology like Cisco TelePresence to connect people in the North to essential educational and mental healthcare services. Initiated and funded through Cisco’s Connected North program, linking northern classrooms in Nunavut with sister classes in the […]

Jan
3
2017

Rural broadband Connect to Innovate program

The Canadian Government is to target backbone Internet connections with a $500-million Connect to Innovate rural broadband program. The program will emphasize funding for projects to build “backbone” networks, as opposed to “digital highways that move data in and out of communities.” Calls for new rural broadband projects Innovation Science and Economic Development’s program supports […]

Dec
22
2016

Canada declares high-speed broadband a basic human right

Canada has declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. Previously, only landline telephone services had received this designation from Canada’s communications regulator, CRTC, and the change is supported by a government investment package of up to $750 million to wire up rural areas. “The future […]

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