CRTC broadband decision: Big win for rural and northern communities

Click here for FCM Press release CRTC broadband decision: Big win for rural and northern communities (21/12/2016) FCM President Clark Somerville issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in the Review of Basic Telecommunications Services. Broadband is now fundamental to modern life and commerce. The[…]

FMCC Press Release on CRTC Decision supporting First Nations Digital Innovation

First Mile Connectivity Consortium PO Box 104 Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y2 http://www.firstmile.ca Telephone toll free: 1-877-737-5638 extension 4522 Click here for a French copy of the press release PDF of this FMCC press release Also posted in NATIONTALK.ca FMCC Media Release New CRTC ‘Basic Service Objective’ Decision Supports First Nations Digital Innovation December 22, 2016[…]

CRTC establishing fund for remote & rural communities to develop broadband

CRTC press release from http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1172599 CRTC establishes fund to attain new high-speed Internet targets Wants Canadians to have access to an unlimited data plan option and speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload December 21, 2016 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)[…]

ISED promises broadband access coming to SOME rural and remote communities

ISED press release from http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1170069&tp=1 Enhanced broadband access coming to [SOME] rural and remote communities across Canada Minister Bains launches the Connect to Innovate program December 15, 2016 – Wakefield, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Access to broadband is essential for living, working and competing in a digital world. For Canadians in rural and[…]

Cat Lake First Nation stays connected working with KNET, NICSN, KMOBILE after Bell CO fire

The CBC.ca news story about the fire at the Bell Central Office in Cat Lake First Nation is a great example of the importance of First Mile telecom work by the community (see http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cat-lake-no-phones-1.3805425). After the fire, Cat Lake leaders worked with KNET (see http://knet.ca) to get their C-Band satellite earth station operating again using the[…]

Resources about First Nations Community Networks

Read more about First Nations Community Networks and Aboriginal-led broadband development projects in Canada French Publication #35-F Read more than 70 stories of First Nations community broadband development located on this website Explore these stories on a Google Map that shows their distribution across Canada Digital Divides and the ‘First Mile’: Framing First Nations Broadband[…]

Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile

First Mile Field Notes : Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile By Rob McMahon, Kevin Maracle and Chris Maracle Note: This is an introduction to Tyendinaga’s First Mile connectivity story – in the coming months, community-produced videos will offer more detail of the history of community-driven technology development in Tyendinaga… High-speed broadband fibre runs[…]

Ginwat Cable-TV — a First Mile project from 1999

Chisasibi – Quebec Friday, 8 August 2014, 03:55 PM *This article was originally published in Cablecaster Magazine in June 1999. It is reprinted from the author’s personal website with his permission. Read the original version here* By Hyman Glustein To Canadian city-dwellers looking at a highway map of northern Quebec, Chisasibi is the end of[…]

Technology and education in Kahnawake

Kahnawake – Quebec Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:30 AM This video shows how teachers and other educational staff working in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake use technology. The video features interviews from people working in the community schools. It was produced with the Kahnawake Education Centre(KEC) with funding from the First Nations Innovation Project. According[…]

K’atl’odeeche First Nation Fiber Optic Construction (2011)

K’atl’odeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 05:16 PM In 2011, Katlodeeche First Nation completed the construction of its local broadband fiber optic network. This video documents the project. They were shot on location and edited by KFN’s IT Project Manager, Lyle Fabian. Watch part 2 of the video here, on YouTube.[…]