$25 for unlimited Internet is with National Capital FreeNet in Ottawa Housing

From http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2016/12/21/ottawa-community-houses-strikes-deal-to-provide-internet.html Ottawa Community Houses strikes deal to provide affordable Internet The special price of $25 for unlimited Internet is a partnership with not-for-profit National Capital FreeNet. Internet service is often a necessity for children doing their homework. By: Haley Ritchie Metro Published on Wed Dec 21 2016 Ottawa Community Housing has reached a deal with[…]

Indigenous youth innovators and First Mile featured in Motherboard news story

Bandwidth: Kids Built Their Own Internet Infrastructure A story in Motherboard about how First Mile youth in the built and now operate their own broadband infrastructure. The story points to many other examples of innovation taking place in Indigenous communities across Canada, as showcased on the www.firstmile.ca website. Three years ago, the people living in[…]

Rebooting Canada’s Communication Legislation Conference in Ottawa – May 22-23, 2015

The University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research on Policy in Communications (FRPC) are co-sponsoring a policy and law conference on May 22nd and 23rd, 2015, focussing on Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation. It will examine issues related to communications sovereignty and the use of new content distribution services, the socio-cultural[…]

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[…]

North Spirit Lake: e-Community

North Spirit Lake – Ontario Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 02:19 PM First Nation leaders, through the Assembly of First Nations, have adopted the e-Community framework based on the desire to own, control and manage their local infrastructure and services. North Spirit Lake is one of the communities that have adopted this e-Community model. This video[…]

Slate Falls First Nation: From Satellite to Fibre for e-Community Connectivity

Slate Falls First Nation – Ontario Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 02:36 PM Slate Falls First Nation is one of the 26 communities involved with the Northwestern Ontario Broadband Expansion Initiative to construct a Bell Aliant fibre network. Slate Falls recently switched from a satellite connection to a new fibre optic connection. This new network offers[…]

Saugeen Driftwood: The Saugeen First Nation Fibre-optic Network

Saugeen First Nation – Ontario Saturday, 8 December 2012, 08:48 PM Saugeen First Nation is the proud owner and operator of a high-speed, fibre-optic network. Prior to the installation of the new network, Saugeen was only able to access low-speed DSL with a connection speed of 1mb/s, and many homes outside the main village were only[…]

First Mile Video: Tyendinaga Community Services and ICT

Tyendinaga – Ontario Monday, 10 September 2012, 03:03 PM High-speed broadband is essential to the daily operation of many public services within a community. This video showcases some of the struggles two very different community services face when limited connectivity services are available. In this video, Kathleen Manderville,Principal of Quinte Mohawk School (QMS), discusses the[…]

KOTM Facilitates Chiefs Forum on H1N1 Through Videoconferencing

Northern Ontario and Manitoba – -Canada Friday, 31 August 2012, 01:32 PM In spring of 2009, the was a significant health threat in communities across the country. Since people have no natural immunity against the virus, it resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada. To help combat the disease in Ontario communities, organized in-person workshops[…]