Cable & Telecom

Federal government, Northwestel to spend $6.1 million connecting 10 more communities

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The federal government today said it will give $4.6 million to Northwestel from the Connect to Innovate program to bring “new or improved high-speed Internet” to nine Indigenous communities in the NWT and one Indigenous community in Yukon.Northwestel will kick in $1.5 million to the projects, too, which will see it build fibre-optic backbone in the community of Jean Marie River, NWT (Tthek’éhdél Dene First Nation, population 77, and the only one on this list which you can drive to, although it’s a 1,300-km trip north from Edmonton). Northwestel will also extend satellite connection to the following...

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.