Cable & Telecom

Far north service provider concerned about deadline for Broadband Fund applications

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA -- Far north service provider SSi Canada is urging the CRTC to push back by a month the deadline for applications to its third round of its $750-million broadband subsidy program. The April 18 deadline for applications for money from the Broadband Fund "creates significant difficulties and a barrier to participation" for First Nation and Inuit communities across the far north, said a procedural request letter dated late last month from Dean Proctor, chief development officer of SSi Canada. The provider is asking for an extension until, at least, May 16. The issues identified include the...