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16/10/20

ICT Partnerships to Connect Northern Ontario Businesses to Global Opportunities

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Originally posted on October 15, 2020: http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn04596.html Relationships with Private Sector are Key Blue Sky‘s Project Manager Jeff Buell visits an Internet Service Provider to talk about expansion.Susan Church, Executive Director Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation Northern Ontario’s Information and Communication Technology Networks (ICTNs) recognize that access to technology is crucial to the economic and […]

09/09/20

Hwy 502 Off-Grid Cellular Project

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Hwy 502 Off-Grid Cellular Project The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) is pleased to announce the completion of the vendor selection process for its proposed Hwy 502 cellular project. The vendor will remain confidential until funding agreements are in place. The Hwy 502 cellular project is an innovative, first of its kind to NWO project, […]

02/07/20

Report highlights need to speed up Northern internet access

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Article originally posted on Northern Ontario Business June 29, 2020 A new report on the state of broadband internet service illustrates what most Northern Ontarians already know through experience: if you live in a remote, rural or underserviced area of the region, your internet is slow. The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband, released on June 10 […]

11/06/20

Blue Sky Net releases “The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband” Report

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MEDIA RELEASE Blue Sky Net releases “The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband” Report For immediate Release North Bay, Ontario – June 10, 2020, Many residents throughout rural Canada have limited access to affordable high-speed internet. It has never been so evident as during the COVID- 19 crisis. This is mainly because the investment needed to […]

11/06/20

Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

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originally posted by the Government of Ontario: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/06/ontario-improving-broadband-and-cell-service-for-rural-communities.html News Release Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities Connecting Residents and Businesses to the 21st Century Digital Economy Essential for Recovery after COVID-19 June 3, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO ― As Ontario safely and gradually begins to reopen, the provincial […]

26/07/19

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]