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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.

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 […]

13/04/16

Blue Sky Net Seeks Support for Area Broadband Expansion Project

Posted by : connectednorth

As reported by The Manitoulin Expositor MANITOULIN—Several areas on Manitoulin could see improved broadband service if a proposed North Shore Lake Huron project from the non-profit telecommunications organization Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation receives funding. “In May of 2014 Blue Sky embarked on a broadband expansion project that included a number of communities in the […]

19/01/16

CRTC is Looking for Canadians’ Input on Broadband and Telecomm

Posted by : connectednorth

The CRTC is looking for input from Canadians on their broadband internet and telecommunications services. The CRTC is asking Canadian to fill out a quick survey which has been made available until February 8, 2016. As per the CRTC release: The CRTC is currently reviewing telecommunications services, including Internet services, which are offered in Canada. […]