Cable & Telecom

Feds announce first Universal Broadband Fund project

OTTAWA – The federal government on Thursday announced the first broadband project which will receive money from the Universal Broadband Fund’s Rapid Response Stream Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development announced funding of $1 million for Hanna, Alberta-based Netago Internet to bring high-speed Internet access to 7,179 underserved households in Starland County (whose biggest town, Drumheller, is about 130 kms northeast of Calgary) and Stettler County (about 85 kms east of Red Deer), by November 15, 2021. The $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund was launched on November 9, 2020 and included a the Rapid...