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Nov
3
2017

Broadband backbone for rural and remote communities

A total of $104.06 M of federal funds have been allocated to date from the Connect to Innovate program. Launched early 2017, the program is invest $500 million in rural and remote communities across Canada, with a focus on supporting new broadband backbone infrastructure projects that connect public institutions like schools, hospitals and First Nation […]

Oct
4
2017

Natan Obed on Inuit: “We don’t have access to broadband”

"This country isn't complete yet," @ITK_CanadaInuit President Natan Obed discusses the issues he wished were on the table #pnpcbc #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/q8NEUOznZo — Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) October 3, 2017 Following a meeting of indigenous leaders with Premiers and the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ITK President Natan Obed appeared on CBC News | Power & Politics […]

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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