Telecommunications services restored in 7 Sask. communities after 3-day outage

After going three full days without cellular, landline and internet access, seven communities in central Saskatchewan saw those services restored overnight. In an update Wednesday morning, SaskTel said all telecommunications services are back online in Mildred, Chitek Lake, Leoville, Shell Lake, Witchekan Lake, Rabbit Lake and Belbutte. However, SaskTel spokesperson […]

CRTC providing $72-million to improve internet in 51 northern communities

Canada’s telecom regulator will provide $72-million to help bring faster internet to more than 10,000 households in northern Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Broadband Communications North Inc., a not-for-profit Indigenous network in Manitoba, will receive about $10-million for a satellite internet project. The remainder will go to BCE Inc.’s […]

NM lawmaker wants to help communities get broadband access

Getting high-speed internet access to all of New Mexico has been a challenge. Sen. Padilla said the state made major investments in 2017. Lawmakers rewrote telecommunication laws, allocated money for new technology from the universal service fund, and placed broadband in local infrastructure.   “So now, if you’re a town […]

CRTC to contribute $72 million to improve broadband internet services in northern communities

GETTY The CRTC will contribute $72 million from the Broadband Fund to selected projects in northern Manitoba, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories to improve broadband internet services.  In a release, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission said the first five projects will help improve services to more than 10,000 households […]