Cable & Telecom

Canada and Ontario invest $14 million in three Indigenous education broadband projects

THUNDER BAY — The governments of Canada and Ontario announced today they are providing $14 million in joint funding for three broadband infrastructure projects to support Indigenous education in northern Ontario. The Canadian government is investing $11.2 million in these projects through the Covid-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Ontario government is providing $2.8 million. According to a government backgrounder document, the first project, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Student Internet Connectivity Project, “includes the purchase and installation of connectivity kits for student learning hubs and homes in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation allowing students to...