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Check back often for news updates, media releases or to see what’s happening with technology in the North and news about Canadian broadband.

26/07/19

Government of Ontario News Release: Ontario Improving Internet and Cell Phone Service in Rural and Remote Communities

Posted by : connectednorth

July 23, 2019 10:15 A.M. News release source: Office of the Premier LUCAN — Families and businesses in rural and remote communities can look forward to high-speed internet and better cell phone service, Premier Doug Ford announced today.  Joined by Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure; Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture; and Monte McNaughton, Member of Provincial […]

13/05/19

An analysis of internet access in Gravenhurst and the Muskoka region

Posted by : connectednorth

Story original found on: MuskokaRegion.com GRAVENHURST — “It’s very expensive, it’s very poorly designed and people are very frustrated.” Stuart Morley is the executive director of the Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network. He helps businesses adopt new technologies and expand the way they use the internet in their practices. But he says internet access in […]

07/02/19

Quebec and Ottawa invest $275,000 to connect homes in Thetford Mines to high-speed Internet

Posted by : connectednorth

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release January 15, 2019 – Thetford Mines, Quebec The governments of Quebec and Canada are each investing $137,500 to bring high-speed Internet service to 115 households in the Black Lake district of Thetford Mines. The project, which has a total value of $493,500, will be carried out by Bell. […]

03/08/18

Residents in three communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment

Posted by : connectednorth

News release from: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents in three communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 3, 2018 – Hilton Beach, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of […]

02/08/18

Residents in six communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment

Posted by : connectednorth

News release from: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents in six communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 2, 2018 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why the Government of […]

26/07/18

Residents in 21 Eastern Ontario communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to a $36-million investment

Posted by : connectednorth

News release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents in 21 communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to a $36-million investment July 25, 2018, Corbyville, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why, through an investment of over […]

27/06/18

St. Charles Receives Funding from Connect to Innovate Program to Bring High-Speed Internet to the Region

Posted by : connectednorth

The community of St.Charles is sharing in a $1 million investment from the Government of Canada to improve high-speed internet access to the region. The funding had been announced June 26th, 2018 at École St.-Charles Borrommée by Nicel Belt MP Marc Serré on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic development, Navdeep Bains: Congrats to […]

07/06/16

Maxime Bernier calls to phase out CRTC as telecom regulator, open sector to foreign investment

Posted by : connectednorth

Story originally published at the National Post by Emily Jackson TORONTO – Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier called for the end of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as a telecom regulator, blasting it as a “playground for bureaucrats” that hurts competition. “We should phase out the CRTC in its role as a telecom regulator,” Bernier […]

02/06/16

Internet speeds, access falling way behind in Almaguin

Posted by : connectednorth

Article originally posted on www.northbaynipissing.com ALMAGUIN – The numbers prove it: internet service in Almaguin is terrible. According to Connected North, 70 per cent of residents across Northern Ontario have access to affordable, five megabits/per second internet service. In Almaguin, however, only 30 per cent of residents have the same connectivity. Of that 30, the numbers […]

12/05/16

Accurate Census Data Used for Setting Broadband Priorities

Posted by : connectednorth

North Bay, Ontario: Information Communication Development Networks (ICTN’s) throughout Northern Ontario are eagerly awaiting the new data to be made available through the 2016 Census that Canadians have filled out this week. Blue Sky Net, based out of North Bay Ontario has developed an interactive broadband map based partially on Census data in order to […]