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Government investing over $4M to bring internet to Indigenous communities – My Yellowknife Now

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2018132 Views

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through the Connect to Innovate program to bring new or improved high-speed internet to ten Indigenous communities, nine of which are in the Northwest Territories.

The funding was announced yesterday by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

“This investment in high-speed Internet will provide significant improvements in access to educational, health, social and economic resources for our territory and for our Indigenous communities,” said McLeod.

“I am pleased to see the building of these much-needed networks.”

The funding will be allocated to Northwestel to build fibre-optic backbone in the community of Jean Marie River.

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