Cable & Telecom

Bell to bridge digital divide in northwestern Ontario through Feds’ rural broadband program

OTTAWA - Six northwestern Ontario communities will receive improved high-speed Internet access under the Federal Government’s rural broadband program Connect to Innovate.Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said Tuesday that Bell Canada will receive up to $4.03 million in funding to improve high-speed coverage from Stratton to Kejick.In addition to the federal funding, Bell will invest $1.3 million to build new fibre optic backbone in the communities of Stratton, Minahico, Madsen, the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, and Kejick (Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation).“It is extremely important to ensure that northerners have access to high-speed Internet as it...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.