FMCC intervention in Northwestel’s request to CRTC for forbearance

The First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC) filed the attached intervention letter concerning Northwestel’s application for forbearance concerning the delivery of broadband services in the Northwest Territories. We are sharing this document with everyone in the hope that it might be useful to you. If there are problems with the concerns we are raising about Northwestel[…]

Feb-June 2017 – The Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting: Conversation & Convergence

An upcoming series of regional and national events provides an opportunity to discuss and plan for the upcoming CRTC review of the Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89). These events will be of interests to Indigenous broadcasting groups, as well as people working in research and policy. For more information on “The Future of First Nations,[…]

FMCC members present work at ISED event

KNET Director Penny Carpenter and Susan O’Donnell, FMCC Vice-Chair, presented the work of the FMCC to policy-makers at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Ottawa on January 19. Also participating was Tim Whiteduck, Director of Technology at the First Nations Education Council and FMCC Chair. The presentation focused on research completed by FMCC last[…]

Look beyond incumbents with new $750M fund, Iristel tells CRTC

from http://www.thewirereport.ca/briefs/2017/01/03/look-beyond-incumbents-with-new-%24750m-fund-iristel-tells-crtc/31638 Look beyond incumbents with new $750M fund, Iristel tells CRTC THE WIRE REPORT PUBLISHED: TUESDAY, 01/03/2017 1:48 PM EST Iristel Inc. is asking the CRTC to “go beyond the ‘same old players’ to companies committed to competition and enhanced services for Canadians” when it comes to providing funding as part of its new $750-million[…]

50 Mbps speeds, LTE part of CRTC’s new basic service requirements

From http://thewirereport.ca/news/2016/12/21/50­mbps­speeds­lte­part­of­crtc%E2%80%99s­new­basic­service­requirements/31633 50 Mbps speeds, LTE part of CRTC’s new basic service requirements NEWS | THE WIRE REPORT PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, 12/21/2016 4:15 PM EST LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, 01/03/2017 9:57 AM EST GATINEAU, Que. — Advocates are calling the CRTC’s new basic service requirements — which include a minimum of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload[…]

Northern newspaper coverage highlight the FMCC support for CRTC BSO decisions

From http://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/crtc-s-ruling-on-internet-draws-more-praise CRTC’s ruling on Internet draws more praise First Nations Internet service providers are applauding the ruling by Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator that all Canadians should have access to high-speed Internet. By Sidney Cohen on December 27, 2016 First Nations Internet service providers are applauding the ruling by Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator that[…]

A critical perspective on the CRTC BSO decision from “The Canadian Public”

From http://thecanadianpublic.com/2016/12/everything-is-data-disruptive-response/ Everything is Data – Disruptive Response Posted on December 30, 2016 by François Caron Copies of this article will be sent to ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. A request will be made to the CRTC that this article be published alongside our other submissions during Telecom Notice of[…]

Canadians Have Right to High Speed Internet Access – Liberal MP press release

Click here to see press release on Robert Nault’s web site  CANADIANS HAVE RIGHT TO HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS December 21, 2016 (KENORA) Wednesday, Dec. 21  – The Hon. Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, expressed his optimism following the declaration today by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that access to high-speed[…]

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[…]