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Indigenous ISP lobbies to get piece of allocated fed funds

An indigenous telecom vying for federal support to provide Northern Manitoba communities with fibre internet is trying to claim a share of Innovation Canada money announced in January, following a breakup with another group that was the recipient of the government’s funds. Clear Sky Connections is...


CRTC closes utilities’ MVNO application, citing wireless review

The CRTC has shut down a request by the Canadian Electricity Association asking it to allow electrical utilities to become “private” mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to help with smart-grid deployment, and is telling the country’s electrical utilities to wait until next year’s wireless review...

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