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Communications infrastructure funding to support economic recovery in rural B.C.

Sept. 21, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province will make a significant investment in connectivity to encourage a rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and drive regional economic development in rural areas, Indigenous communities and along B.C.’s highways. As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, this one-time commitment of $90 million for the Connecting British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202036 Views

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Mount Currie, Lil’wat Nation to benefit from improved connectivity

Sept. 17, 2020 WHISTLER – High-speed internet and other broadband services will soon be available for people in the community of Mount Currie and the Lil’wat Nation. A new fibre-optic line will enable work to connect more homes, businesses and communities in the region. “Closing the digital divide is vital to ensure people in rural […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202033 Views

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SFU: Amazon donates $10,000 to support Indigenous students’ technology needs

Amazon Canada has donated $10,000 to Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) to facilitate remote learning for students through the purchase of equipment, such as laptop computers and graphics tablets. The shift to online learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for some students who are unable to equip themselves with […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202035 Views

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COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on BC’s ‘digital divide’ – Vancouver Sun

Broadband internet has become essential infrastructure in the 21st Century, but most of B.C.’s rural and remote communities still fall short of the CRTC’s basic standard. Sep 03, 2020 Telus first turned on a high-speed internet connection to the Williams Lake First Nation community about a month ago, which Chief Willie Sellars described as “like […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202032 Views

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Canada’s First and Largest 5G Network Expands to 26 New Cities and Towns across British Columbia

September 1, 2020 Today we announced Rogers has expanded 5G on Canada’s most trusted and most reliable network to over 50 new cities and towns and will reach a total of more than 60 markets by end of year. We are building on our company’s January roll-out when we first introduced Canadians to 5G in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202032 Views

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Secwépemc innovator develops water quality app for community – APTN News

Aug 28, 2020 Water operator Trever Andrew built the app to track water quality, providing First Nations communities better access to important data In Secwépemc territory, overlooking Little Shuswap Lake, is the small First Nations community Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Trever Andrew, a water and wastewater operator for ALIB, begins each day by monitoring […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202059 Views

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LlamaZOO Signs Historic Deal For First-Ever Digital Twinning Software Use By First Nation for Territory Mapping

VICTORIA, BC, Aug. 2, 2020  – LlamaZOO, a Spatial Business Intelligence provider with a SaaS platform, has signed an agreement with Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, enabling them as the first-ever First Nation to use digital twinning software technology for improving land management and stewardship. Leveraging LlamaZOO’s TimberOps software, Mowachaht/Muchalaht will use a digital twin of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202040 Views

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Fibre internet arrives in Keremeos

KEREMEOS – People and businesses in Keremeos will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of modern, high-speed internet, thanks in part to funding from the Connecting British Columbia program. “Now more than ever, high-speed internet is making a difference in B.C. communities,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “During this time of physical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2020115 Views

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COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities – Energeticcity.ca

May 26, 2020 As B.C. cautiously moves into the province’s second phase of reopening the economy, connectivity continues to be a challenge for First Nations communities which continue to find themselves unable to access many online platforms. Denise Williams, CEO of the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), said the digital divide was further compounded by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2020120 Views

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BC Government: Funding to improve rural internet connectivity

April 24, 2020 VANCOUVER – To help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeted funding will give people in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in British Columbia access to faster internet services at a time when they need them most. The $50-million Connecting British Columbia program now includes a funding stream to help internet service providers […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202063 Views

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