Cable & Telecom

Georgina Island underwater fibre-optic build to connect First Nations community

GEORGINA ISLAND and UDORA, Ont. — A $5-million broadband project first announced in May 2019 which will bring high-speed Internet via an underwater fibre-optic cable to Georgina Island on Lake Simcoe in the regional municipality of York is expected to be completed in early 2021, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada re-announced today. Once completed, 462 households in the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and the community of Udora will benefit from improved access to high-speed broadband, ISED says in its press release. The project was jointly funded by the government of Canada, who contributed $2 million through 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.