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Newly-acquired WireIE helping maximize ISED CTI funding: CEO

telecom | 07/19/2019 5:28 pm EDT

WireIE Holdings International Inc., a wholesaler of enterprise telecom services, has been helping telecoms across the country deliver internet and TV services to underserved areas, an effort that will be boosted by its acquisition this week, its CEO said. That includes helping RFNow deliver on a government-approved project in northern Manitoba, an area the government has outlined as having the worst connectivity in the country. The Richmond Hill company has been assisting RFNow Inc. with deploying the $30 million that ISED has pledged to connect indigenous communities in the region....

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...