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BC Government: Second chance to apply for connectivity funding opens Dec. 16

Nov. 9, 2022 VICTORIA – The second intake of the provincial connectivity funding program, Connecting Communities BC, will open for applications on Dec. 16, 2022. The program supports expanding high-speed internet services to under-served rural, remote and Indigenous communities in British Columbia. On March 8, 2022, the governments of British Columbia and Canada announced an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202229 Views

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Faster internet going to 10 Indigenous, rural, remote island communities

Nov. 8, 2022 NANOOSE BAY – More than 1,800 households in seven rural, remote and Indigenous communities on Vancouver Island and three Gulf Island communities can look forward to high-speed broadband internet unlocking better, faster access to digital services and opportunities. “Providing the same level of access, quality and opportunities in communities across British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202225 Views

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BC Government: Faster internet coming to Clinton

Nov. 7, 2022 CLINTON – The installation of a new fibre-to-the-home network will bring faster internet speeds to more than 400 households in Clinton and the surrounding area. “Everyone has a right to quality high-speed internet. We’re focused on connecting every rural, remote and Indigenous community in B.C. by 2027,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202213 Views

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Study finds rural connectivity benefits people, economy

Oct. 24, 2022 VICTORIA – The Kootenay Connectivity Benefits Study, released by BC Stats, finds high-speed internet connectivity expansions in rural, remote and Indigenous communities positively impacts both local and provincial economies in the short and long term. BC Stats conducted a study of the Kootenay Economic Region to examine the impacts of new high-speed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 202221 Views

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2022 Technology Impact Awards Showcases Ambition and Innovation in BC

TIAs Gala returns in-person and culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the Dragon’s Den-style competition for Startup Company of the Year VANCOUVER, B.C., October 7, 2022 – The Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) proved more ambitious than ever in their 29th annual celebration with a record-setting 48 finalists and 12 winners announced. “We were thrilled to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202221 Views

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Lite Access Technologies awarded next phase FTTH Contract by Ktunaxa Nation Council Values at approximately $805,000

October 3, 2022 – Vancouver, British Columbia.  LITE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (“Lite Access”) (TSX VENTURE: LTE)(OTC: LTCCF), a world leader in the fibre optic products and advanced installation methodologies, is pleased to announce that the Ktunaxa Nation Council (‘KNC’) has awarded the second phase of a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) construction project to the Company, valued at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202225 Views

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Indigenous creators are ready for their close-up with technology – Canada’s National Observer

September 23rd 2022 Canada wants to be a global tech leader and big things have been happening on that front in recent years. Indigenous Nations want to be global tech leaders, too — and, in fact, we always have been. Indigenous technology is based on sustainability, universal access and education: from canoes to pyramids, from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202232 Views

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Government of Canada announces nearly $1.9 million in combined federal-provincial funding to bring high-speed Internet access to 663 rural British Columbia households

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada September 6, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, announced nearly $1.9 million in combined federal and provincial funding for two projects by CityWest to bring high-speed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 202231 Views

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Improved internet connectivity on the way for northern B.C. communities

Aug. 26, 2022 CHETWYND – Lisa Beare, B.C.’s Minister of Citizens’ Services, announced a commitment of as much as $9.8 million in combined federal and provincial funding that will improve internet connectivity for approximately 1,600 households in Chetwynd. This is part of a $24-million joint commitment to improve connectivity throughout northern B.C. “Through our strong partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2022160 Views

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Improved 911 services coming to Alaska Highway

Aug. 24, 2022 FORT NELSON – People travelling the Alaska Highway can look forward to improved public safety with expanded access to 911 emergency services through five new roadside emergency call boxes. “Access to 911 services is critical to ensure public safety on highways, especially in rural and remote regions of the province,” said Lisa […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 202240 Views

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