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[…]

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[…]

CanNor’s Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning (CROP) Funding

From http://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1396121900938/1396122167871 Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning (CROP) The Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning (CROP) fund is one of two program contribution streams offered under the Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP). The CROP fund is intended to improve the economic development capacity of Aboriginal communities and increase economic development in the three territories. It achieves[…]

2013 CRTC: Review of Northwestel’s Modernization Plan

CRTC 2013-669 – Review of Northwestel’s Modernization Plan On June 19 and 20, 2013 the FMCC, K’atl’odeeche First Nation and the Eeyou Communications Network presented to the CRTC regarding several aspects of Northwestel’s proposed Modernization Plan. Generally, the three parties focused on issues of access, affordability, and the potential for infrastructure development in the North[…]

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.[…]

K’atlodeeche First Nation’s Fibre Network

K’atlodeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Monday, 22 October 2012, 04:21 PM On October 11, 2012 Lyle Fabian from gave a presentation about his community’s plans for a locally owned and operated fibre optic network. The forum was the Pathways to Prosperity Conference, held from Oct 10-12, 2012 in Yellowknife. The conference focused on issues[…]

First Mile Video – Tour K’atl’odeeche’s community fibre optic network

K’atl’odeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Friday, 9 March 2012, 06:57 PM Join Henry Tambour on a tour of K’atl’odeeche First Nation‘s new fibre optic network. Henry is the band’s network technician. He and his colleagues are now installing a fibre optic network in the community. This locally owned and operated network will replace copper[…]

Council of Yukon First Nations Videoconferencing Program

Whitehorse – Yukon Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:56 AM By Jo-Anne Gatey, Videoconferencing Coordinator, Council of Yukon First Nations A few years ago the department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) of the Yukon Government (YG) provided each Health Centre in the communities of the Yukon with Telehealth video conferencing. As timely access to appropriate[…]

Setting up Skype for Community Meetings

Hay River – Northwest Territories Monday, 16 January 2012, 12:42 PM Setting up Skype for Community Meetings By Henry Tambour, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, with Rob McMahon is a member of the . Henry Tambour works as the band’s network technician. He is helping build the community’s new fibre optic network. He also helps set up[…]