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ISED pays Quebec fire station over spectrum issue

telecom | 11/21/2018 1:27 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) paid out a $1,040 settlement to reimburse a Quebec First Nation after radio interference stemming from a spectrum management issue caused it to reprogram its equipment, according to the department and documents tabled in Parliament this fall. Orizon Mobile Inc., which rents and maintains public safety telecom equipment in Quebec, had reprogrammed the equipment for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake fire department after it experienced interference with another land mobile radio operator on its radio frequencies in 2017. An...

$23.3M to improve telecom network in eastern Quebec

telecom | 05/25/2018 4:18 pm EDT

Innovation Canada is allocating $11.05 million from its Connect to Innovate program to improve telecom services in the Basse-Côte-Nord region. The Quebec government will contribute an equal amount and Telus Corp., who will carry out the improvements, will kick in $1.2 million, according to a Thursday press release. “Upgrading of the network will enable residents to access high-speed Internet and will, at the same time, facilitate the establishment of cellular telephony services,” the release said. It added that the work “will, in the long run, increase 40-fold the data...

Over $24M in internet funding allocated to 26 Que. communities

telecom | 12/01/2017 4:08 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada announced the allocation of funding to connect over 12,000 homes across 26 communities in Quebec with high-speed internet infrastructure, it...