SIOUX LOOKOUT – KO-KNet Services & KMobile Users received exciting news today!
The Right Honourable Greg Rickford, MP-Kenora and Minister of the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FEDNOR) made an announcement that would benefit telecommunications in the North. The twenty First Nations Communities who are under the KMobile Network will be part of a cellular network upgrade thanks to today’s announcement. K-Net will also increase the network to an additional nine communities. A repayable FedNor contribution of $825,000 will enable us at K-Net Services, to enhance our cellular network in the North. This upgrade will allow the KMobile Nework to provide data services to our current & future KMobile customers. The funding will be allow us to upgrade the current 2G Network in the communities to a 3G Network which will include Data.
“Investing in technology infrastructure to ensure the people, businesses and communities of Northern Ontario are connected to the global economy is a strategic priority for our Government. I am confident that today’s announcement will help pave the way for job creation, sustainable economic growth and long-term prosperity in First Nation communities throughout the region” Minister Greg Rickford, MP-Kenora.
We, at KNet Services are always striving to improve our services to the residents of remote Northern Ontario and we feel that today’s announcement will help us bridge the telecommunications gap. This will bring us that much closer in matching the telecommunication services that of the larger urban centres.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates confidence in our organization and how the Government of Canada is investing to support businesses and improve the everyday lives of the people that live and work in Northern Ontario’s First Nations communities. This investment will help us modernize our mobile network to meet the immediate need for 3G cellular and data services in underserviced areas,” stated Dan Pellerin, Director of K-Net Services