KRG receives millions to construct FTTH and sub-sea fibre network to serve Nunavik remote communities

From https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2018/08/remote-inuit-communities-will-benefit-from-first-time-access-to-modern-high-speed-interne.html Remote Inuit communities will benefit from first-time access to modern high-speed Internet Nunavik residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to investments from governments of Canada and Quebec August 22, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Quebec Internet access is more than just a convenience: citizens, communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer[…]

KNET and WJBTN access ISED funding to expand network services in remote First Nations

From .. https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2018/08/rural-and-remote-communities-in-northern-ontario-will-benefit-from-faster-internet.html Rural and remote communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet Residents in six communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 2, 2018 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new[…]

Northwestel & Telesat get millions of federal gov’t dollars to improve broadband service in Nunavut

From https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/florida-rocket-launch-nunavut-broadband-1.4758296 Florida rocket launch will mean faster internet for Nunavut Company behind deployed satellite has contract with Northwestel for service in all 25 communities Emily Blake · CBC News · Posted: Jul 23, 2018 3:17 PM CT | Last Updated: July 23 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, deploying Telesat’s new[…]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Website Launched – Click here to visit website A virtual media and information literate city celebrating Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 It is finally here. The first Media and Information Literate (MIL) City celebrates Global MIL Week. Imagine your city not only transmitting information to you but[…]

FMCC publication featured by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Canada

The new e-book publication by the First Mile Connectivity Consortium team is featured this month on the SSHRC web site along with a short story about the First Nations Innovation research project. From http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/society-societe/stories-histoires/story-histoire-eng.aspx?story_id=270 Breaking trails: Stories from the First Mile Date published: 21/06/2018 4:00:00 PM Photo: Jesse Fiddler/Stories from the First Mile – First Mile Connectivity[…]

CIRA report: The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada

From https://cira.ca/gaps (10 recommendations below) Released June 13, 2018 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband internet as a basic service, paving the way to universal access of broadband internet. Given its prevalence in the lives of so many Canadians – where they work, play, connect socially and access many government services – CIRA reached[…]

Distributel and Eeyou Communications Network launch Broadband Service across Eeyou Istchee region

From https://www.distributel.ca/about-distributel/ultra-highspeedbroadband-service-arrivedinnorthernquebec/ Ultra-High Speed Broadband Service Has Arrived In Northern Quebec 12/06/18 Distributel and Eeyou Communications Network launch highly anticipated high speed Internet, home phone and TV services to 4,000 homes in Northern Quebec Montreal, June 12, 2018– Distributel Communications Limited and Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) today announced the arrival of high speed broadband Internet, home[…]

FMCC partners involved in new CIRA-funded research project

From https://mailchi.mp/cybera/iapuvwwjnk-468941?e=baf79bb0db Testing the Gaps in First Nations’ Internet Access In July 2004, the Assembly of First Nations passed a resolution directing “the government of Canada to honour its commitment to connect every community to broadband services by 2005.” But nearly a decade and a half later, many First Nations communities remain without any internet connectivity. This issue[…]

All 14 Nunavik communities to get cellphone, mobile service

From http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674all_14_nunavik_communities_to_get_cellular_service/ Nunavik May 31, 2018 All 14 Nunavik communities to get cellphone, mobile service Service should be rolled out in three or four weeks SARAH ROGERS A Tamaani technician checks out some of the service providers’ equipment in Kuujjuaq during upgrades done in 2015 to implement 4G technology throughout the region. Starting next month, Tamaani and[…]

CRTC releases report – Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

From https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2018/05/new-approaches-are-needed-to-maximize-opportunities-of-the-digital-era-says-crtc.html New approaches are needed to maximize opportunities of the digital era, says CRTC From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission News release As consumption of audio and video content shifts to digital, all services should contribute to ensure a vibrant domestic market May 31, 2018 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The CRTC[…]