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Fibre backbone, last mile projects in rural B.C. getting $38M in funding

telecom | 03/14/2018 12:57 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada announced an additional $38 million of funding for rural broadband in British Columbia in a release on Tuesday. The funding is on top of the money announced in January for the region, and will be another joint effort between multiple programs. ISED’s Connect to Innovate will contribute $19.7 million, the B.C. government’s Connecting British Columbia program will provide $11.3 million in funding, and $7.2 million will come from...

Coastal B.C. communities to get $45M toward better internet

telecom | 01/17/2018 3:01 pm EST

The federal government will plow a large chunk of a $45.4-million investment for high-speed internet along coastal British Columbia, including remote and First Nations communities, according to a joint government announcement on Wednesday.   The investment will target 154 communities, benefiting 44 First Nations, with new or improved internet and will include a new 3.5-million-metre subsea fibre optic cable that will go to connect the communities along the entire coast between Prince Rupert and Vancouver, a Wednesday press release said. “This important investment will give coastal...

Western Canada, Quebec to get Connecting Canadians funding

telecom | 07/11/2017 4:43 pm EDT

Following a pledge last week to connect certain Quebec communities, the federal government will once again dip into its Connecting Canadians fund to provide capital to the tune of $10 million for...