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Media advisory: Internet leaders convene for online forum on Canadian digital policy issues this week

November 23 – Ottawa, ON – Representatives from tech companies, public interest groups, and research institutions across Canada will gather online to discuss key digital policy issues at the internet at the Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th. Over 25 high-profile speakers from organizations like Facebook, TikTok, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20203 Views

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SWIFT To Bring High-Speed Broadband Service to 5,200 Households in Bruce County

Nov 18 2020 On Tuesday, November 17, Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) announced it has awarded funding to expand broadband services to more than 5,200 households and businesses across Bruce County, including expanding high-speed fibre-optic service to more than 300 homes in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. SWIFT has awarded $9.1 million in federal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20208 Views

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Connecting all Canadians to high-speed Internet

November 9, 2020 As we continue to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have needed to rely on the Internet to help connect them to work, school, government resources, and loved ones. It’s how grandparents visit with their grandchildren, students communicate with their teachers and classmates, and businesses continue to sell their products. However, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 20206 Views

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to hold technical briefing on Universal Broadband Fund, support for high-speed Internet in rural and remote Canada

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada November 8, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Officials with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will hold a technical briefing for media on the Universal Broadband Fund and the Government of Canada’s efforts to support high-speed Internet access for Canadians in rural and remote communities. Date: Monday, November 9, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 20204 Views

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PLATO Testing: Indigenous participation in the tech sector – SaultOnline.com

October 12, 2020 SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – With an aim on breaking down barriers to Indigenous participation in the tech sector, PLATO Testing announced its second software tester training program course to be offered in Sault Ste Marie in November. Over the course of 5 months, the class will train Indigenous students in software […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202020 Views

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New report reveals critical funding gaps facing community organizations working to improve internet access

Study conducted as COVID-19 pandemic forces Canadian society to shift online finds that funding for digital development projects are piecemeal, ad hoc and unorganized October 1, 2020 – OTTAWA – As Canadian schools, non-profits, and community groups pivot to online services, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released a landmark study detailing the funding […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202043 Views

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Ottawa based not-for-profit CIRA wins silver at the Canadian HR awards for employer branding

Ottawa – Last night, the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) won silver for the TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding at the Canadian HR Awards. The Canadian HR Awards are considered the gold standard for excellence in the Canadian human resources industry, and recognize outstanding leadership and innovation in Canada’s HR sector. Executive quote […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2020163 Views

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Expensive, unreliable internet means students at this Indigenous school will be learning from workbooks – CBC

There will be opportunities for one-on-one sessions with a teacher, says principal Sep 02, 2020 As the province grapples with a safe return to class this fall, an Indigenous community in southwestern Ontario is dealing with an added complication. School officials at Antler River Elementary School in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation have decided […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202028 Views

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CCA Launches New Project on High-Throughput Networks for Rural and Remote Communities

August 20, 2020 The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is pleased to announce that it has been asked by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to examine the legal, ethical, social, and policy (LESP) issues associated with deploying and adopting reliable high-speed internet in rural and remote communities. Across Canada, many communities lack access […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 202037 Views

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Connecting Residents and Businesses to the Digital Economy in Lambton County

Faster, reliable internet will create jobs and opportunities in rural and remote Ontario August 14, 2020 (Watford, ON) – Ontario is delivering on its commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario. The province announced that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2020134 Views

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