Cable & Telecom

GBTel begins work on SWIFT-funded broadband project for Ontario First Nation

BRUCE COUNTY, Ont. — Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) announced last Friday construction has started on a $1.3-million high-speed broadband infrastructure project in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation located in Bruce County, Ont. Funded by the federal and provincial governments through SWIFT, the project will bring fibre Internet service to 297 homes and businesses within the community, according to a SWIFT press release. Independent ISP GBTel was awarded the contract in November 2020 as part of a larger SWIFT funding announcement for Bruce County. GBTel is receiving $859,181 in combined federal-provincial funding to service 30 kilometres of underserved roadways within the...

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.