Rural Broadband Portal launched at UofAlberta

From ACSRC launches the Rural Broadband Portal The University of Alberta’s Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) is proud to announce the launch of the Rural Broadband Portal.  Broadband internet is no longer a luxury, but a basic requirement for everyday economic, social and cultural activities. Through generous support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council,[…]

Fort Severn First Nation Satellite Broadband Upgrade a Relief for the Community

From – Submitted by alvinfiddler on Thu, 2019-02-14 Ontario’s most northern remote First Nation has completed a broadband upgrade that has made a real impact. Everyday services are affected by broadband speeds, not just email and web browsing. Fort Severn First Nation is located 715km north of Sioux Lookout and uses satellite broadband for access to health[…]

Grunt Gallery, Beatnation and Online Aboriginal Hip Hop Youth Culture

‘The Witness’ by Bunky Echo Hawk Rapper and Writer Ostwelve Ron Harris Still shot from Leena Minifie’s ‘Geeka’ Beat Nation and grunt gallery : Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture, based in Vancouver B.C., is a virtual community featuring young Aboriginal artists from across Canada, the United States, and South America with one First Nations artist, Ron[…]

New Website for Community Cable Plant Technicians

Sioux Lookout – Ontario Thursday, 23 February 2012, 11:59 AM By Cal Kenny, Multimedia Producer, K-Net Services with Rob McMahon A free online resource is now available for all community cable plant technicians. The website features forums about operating and maintaining a cable plant. It also features troubleshooting tips, videos and support. Visit the Cable[…]

Keeping the IP Phones Running

Slate Falls First Nation – Ontario Monday, 30 January 2012, 11:52 AM By Wes Angees, Band Technician, Slate Falls First Nation, Ontario, with Rob McMahon Wes Angees won’t be out of a job any time soon. That’s because he’s the band technician for Slate Falls. He keeps the local phones running, connects people to the[…]

Permanent Studios

Fibre-optic broadband infrastructure supports a variety of digital applications — including community-based media projects. In Quebec, the First Nations Education Council partnered with a variety of organizations toinstall broadband in 13 of their 22 member First Nations communities. These networks enable members of those communities to distribute and share digital media . Permanent Studios is[…]