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BH Telecom objects to SaskTel’s request for stay in funding

telecom | 04/27/2021 3:33 pm EDT

BH Telecom Corp. claims that it is local residents who will lose if Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. gets the stay it wants on millions in funding awarded to the company to connect more than 26 communities to high-speed internet. The CRTC previously awarded BH Telecom, which does business as FlexNetworks, $9.5 million through its $750 million broadband funding program in order to connect the almost 30 communities -- but SaskTel argued in a March 18 Part 1 application that the...

CTI project funding rolling out again

telecom | 07/26/2019 5:35 pm EDT

The last two months have seen a glut of project funding announced under the Connect to Innovate (CTI) program, with $29 million being funneled to 13 projects: three in New Brunswick; two each in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, and British Columbia; and one each in Alberta and Nova Scotia.   According to the ministry of Rural Economic Development, which was created in January and took over responsibility for the CTI fund which predates it, the cluster of announcements in the past several weeks is little more than a coincidence. Projects are approved after an appropriate period of due...