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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 […]

Aug
9
2016

Green energy solar panels offset $2K in diesel in first month

Kugluktuk’s green energy solar panels have dramatically reduced the running costs of a Nunavut recreation complex. After just one month, the solar panels produced 1,680 kWh of clean electricity, saving about $2,000 in diesel fuel. The newly installed panels are expected to save the hamlet $9,000 in energy costs for the recreation complex per year. […]

Jun
17
2016

Labrador internet bandwidth improvements announced

MP Yvonne Jones has announced enhanced Labrador internet services for northern communities. The service is the result of partnerships with the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut government, Vale, and Bell Aliant along with the provincial and federal governments. Services should potentially be up and running by the end of 2016. On the south coast of Labrador, the […]

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