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Universal Broadband Fund-supported project will bring high-speed Internet to rural New Brunswick

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada March 19, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 202185 Views

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Connecting the Atlantic provinces to high-speed Internet with the Universal Broadband Fund

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada November 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Over the past months, many Canadians have worked from home, taken classes, shopped online, and accessed government services remotely. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever for all Canadians to access fast and reliable Internet, no matter where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202060 Views

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Bell expands Wireless Home Internet service to Atlantic Canada

High-speed Internet rolling out to 70,000 locations by the end of 2020 and to a total of 200,000 over the next 2 years Enhanced 50/10 access speeds available to 70% of WHI homes at launch HALIFAX, NS, Oct. 19, 2020  – Bell today announced the expansion of its innovative high-speed Wireless Home Internet (WHI) service […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202075 Views

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High-speed internet coming to Eskasoni First Nation – CBC

Eskasoni Communications plans to begin fibre optics installations in December Jul 06, 2020 Eskasoni First Nation has announced they are starting their own telecommunications company. The new company, Eskasoni Communications, will provide high-speed fibre optic internet to the community. This announcement comes after the federal government announced they would provide $2.5 million in funding for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2020117 Views

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Mi’kmaw technology educators shift 3D printers to producing face shields – CBC

May 04, 2020 3D printers once used to teach coding to students, now producing personal protective equipment A Mi’kmaw not-for-profit organization that offers programs to develop technological skills in First Nations youth in Nova Scotia is shifting gears to produce and distribute thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help slow the spread […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2020246 Views

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FMCC submits comments to CRTC on barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas

The FMCC has submitted our comments to Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-406: Call for comments regarding potential barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas in Canada. Our submission details the barriers that FMCC member organizations face with respect to the deployment of broadband in the communities they serve. These barriers include […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2020189 Views

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Mi’kmaq-designed software helps communities see how climate change could impact them – CBC

Software uses 3D modelling and environmental data to simulate effects of floods, wildfires Mar 02, 2020 Mi’kmaq-designed software that blends 3D modelling, laser scanning and environmental data is being developed to help communities in the Atlantic region prepare for the potential catastrophic results of climate change. The online application, developed by 3D Wave Design, a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2020197 Views

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NS Government: Funding Empowers Seniors Through Technology Training

February 4, 2020 Older adult learners across Nova Scotia will receive training to better use technology with the support of a $50,000 grant to the Empowering Seniors Through Technology project. Funding to @NS, a network which empowers communities and individuals through access to technology, enables the hiring of trainers to provide workshops and individual sessions […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2020167 Views

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The Native Council of PEI using technology to teach and and preserve indigenous language – The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — When Sarah Bernard started her promotions and event co-ordinator job at the Native Council of P.E.I., she knew preserving her grandparent’s and parent’s language would be one of her top priorities. “My mother remembers asking my grandmother why she wasn’t teaching her (Mi’kmaq), and she told my mom, ‘English is what will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019237 Views

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How Indigenous Communities Helped PQA Testing Solve Its Labour Force Shortage – Huddle Today

Nov 8, 2019 FREDERICTON – If only every company could tackle their labour shortage challenge with such precision and success. In the years after Keith McInstosh founded PQA Testing in 1997, he had no problem filling jobs, with the Fredericton-based software company employing around 100 people by 2010. “In the early days, people were accessible […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2019214 Views

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