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The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon, and Northwestel are investing up to $79 million to improve broadband connectivity in northern Canada. The project will benefit communities, including 63 Indigenous communities, in Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. “Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury;…

June 21, 2018 @ 9:42am

Federal, territorial, community and private sector leaders are celebrating the completion of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Broadband Infrastructure project that saw every NWT community receive 4G wireless and high-speed Internet service. "Broadband internet is key for 21st century communities.,” said Michael McLeod, member of parliament for the Northwest Territories. “The…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:59am

The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote communities to get online and access high-speed Internet. Of these 112 communities, 48 are First Nations and 21 are located in regions without year-round…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:44am

SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) has taken an important step forward with the launch of its first in a series of upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP outlines a complete list of deliverables and requirements for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of an ultra-high speed, open access, fibre…

January 10, 2018 @ 9:14am

People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, and have improved access to distance education, skills training, and new business opportunities, thanks to a joint investment from the Government of Canada and the Province…

October 10, 2017 @ 6:39am

The board of directors of the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Initiative has announced the appointment of Geoff Hogan as SWIFT's inaugural chief executive officer (CEO). Reporting to the board, the CEO is the key management leader of SWIFT and responsible for overseeing a multi-faceted team dedicated to the implementation…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:54am

The Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network is releasing a two stage Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) process this spring to begin investing nearly $300 million in building broadband in Southwestern Ontario. The network will be competitively bid and designed through a multi-stage RFPQ/RFP process. The RFPQ process…

May 15, 2017 @ 6:15am

Bell has announced it will invest a further $854 million to bring direct fibre links and faster internet speeds available to more homes and businesses throughout Montréal. Bell's fibre to the home (FTTH) connections will ultimately reach a total of 1.1 million residences and business locations throughout Québec's largest metropolis.…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:47am

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced the launch of Connect to Innovate, a new program that aims to bring broadband Internet access to 300 rural and remote communities across Canada. The program will invest up to $500 million by 2021 to ensure that rural and…

December 19, 2016 @ 7:55am

The feds just announced they are ready to accept applications for the $225-million fund set up in February's budget to improve  broadband coverage in communities across Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced this week the plan to invest in unserved and underserved communities. “The potential benefits of expanded broadband services…

August 04, 2009 @ 11:43am

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) will invest $220 million in its Saskatchewan network this year, including $42.4 million from the provincial government for year one of a three year Rural Infrastructure Program. "Since 1987, SaskTel has invested more than $3.2 billion in our Saskatchewan network," SaskTel President and CEO Robert…

May 06, 2009 @ 12:12pm

Fifty-six remote communities across Northwest Territories and Nunavut will soon benefit from enhanced broadband access, which will improve community sustainability in Canada's North. Diane Ablonczy, secretary of state (small business and tourism), on behalf of Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, along with Darrell Ohokannoak, chairman of the…

August 29, 2008 @ 12:50pm

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island yesterday announced the signing of a Framework Agreement worth $270 million under Building Canada, the Canada's new long-term infrastructure plan. The plan will help address infrastructure needs and priorities in Prince Edward Island until 2014. Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and…

May 22, 2008 @ 9:59am