Cable & Telecom

Feds find $1.5 million more for rural broadband

OTTAWA – A pair of announcements from Industry Canada on Wednesday will see over $1.5 million more flow into developing broadband access in Aboriginal and rural communities. Up to $973 592 in program savings from Industry Canada's Broadband for Rural and Northern Development Pilot Program has been made available to the Matawa First Nations Management organization to deploy broadband, or high-capacity Internet, to local communities that are currently not served by broadband. This project represents an estimated eight communities, as defined by the participant and originally submitted in the project's business proposal. The Broadband Pilot Program's implementation funding was made...