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Sep
15
2017

Nunavut backbone satellite network funding announced

The Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, announced that $50 million has been allocated to higher-speed satellite internet for all 25 communities across Nunavut as part of the $500 million ‘Connect to Innovate’ program. The funding has been allocated to Northwestel, the northern subsidiary of Bell Canada, […]

Jan
3
2017

Ottawa’s $500-million ‘Connect to Innovate’ rural broadband 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.” About Connect to Innovate This program supports new “backbone” infrastructure to connect institutions […]

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