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Indigenous ISP lobbies to get piece of allocated fed funds

telecom | 11/14/2018 6:19 pm EST

An indigenous telecom vying for federal support to provide Northern Manitoba communities with fibre internet is trying to claim a share of Innovation Canada money announced in January, following a breakup with another group that was the recipient of the government’s funds. Clear Sky Connections is trying to connect nearly 100,000 people in 63 communities in that part of the province, and registered last month to lobby the government seeking “funding from the Connect to Innovate program for Northern Manitoba First Nation communities, to expand telecommunications services for improved...

$43.7M in Connect to Innovate funds allocated for Manitoba

telecom | 01/09/2018 5:06 pm EST

The federal government will spend $38.5 million of its $500 million of Connect to Innovate funding to build backbone networks in rural Manitoba, according to a Tuesday press release. Those backbone connections will “bring fibre to the majority of the 112 communities,...