Cable & Telecom

Nunavut communities next to benefit from new rural broadband program

IQALUIT, NU - All 25 Nunavut communities will receive improved high-speed Internet access under the Federal Government’s new rural broadband program Connect to Innovate.Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday that Northwestel will receive nearly $50 million in funding to improve high-speed coverage from Kugluktuk to Pangnirtung.  The federal investment will “attract” an additional $73 million from Northwestel, which will build the backbone satellite network needed to make higher-speed Internet available in every community across Nunavut, reads the announcement.“Internet access is now an essential part of everyday life. Canadians go online for education, health services, entertainment and shopping”, said...

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.