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$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,...

Federal gov’t supporting Manitoba high-speed Internet project

telecom | 07/28/2016 8:14 pm EDT

The federal government is spending $4.2 million to bring high-speed Internet to Manitoba’s First Nations communities. In a Thursday press release, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the funding as part of the ongoing Building the Manitoba First Nations Network of the Future project. “Many remote Manitoba First Nations communities, particularly the youth, are held back by unreliable and slow Internet access,” Bennett said in the release. The project aims to create a network to connect 63 First Nations communities and 189 other...