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Indigenous communities will be left behind without funding overhaul: ISP

telecom | 06/11/2020 5:07 pm EDT

As the question of how to connect rural communities across Canada to increasingly essential high-speed broadband internet continues to occupy the minds of policy makers and telecom companies, one Indigenous-owned internet service provider says there needs to be a separate stream of funding for companies devoted to indigenous communities. Without it, Indigenous communities will get left behind, Western James Bay Telecom Network (WJBTN) Sally Braun told Canada’s Rural and Remote Broadband...