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Category Communications

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 […]

Aug
11
2016

Digital Divide demonstrated by CRTC broadband availability map

Canada’s digital divide is clearly demonstrated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) where sluggish internet access in northern rural remote areas is falling below CRTC recommendations. This map of Canadian connectivity shows the availability of broadband access at or above target speeds of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload […]

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