Project Update: New Fibre Installation / Upgrade Multiple Towers

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is proposing the addition of (3) 0.6m antennae, in the 5 GHz frequency band, mounted near the top of (2) existing 18m and 28m towers which are located on Cat Lake First Nation and Kasabonika First Nations. KO also plans to install fibre optic cabling, for Internet purposes, as the backbone to serve residential homes in the Pikangikum First Nation. The project involves the installation of approximately 2km of aerial fibre optic cable from the Pikangikum fibre cabinet near the airport to the Pikangikum Point of Presence.

The Biggest Cyber Threats to Watch Out for in 2023

In an age where cybercrime is on the rise, it’s important to keep an eye out for the biggest cyber threats set to emerge in 2023. From social engineering and phishing to IoT attacks and ransomware, these threats have the potential to wreak havoc on individuals and businesses alike. To stay safe, it’s important to arm yourself with knowledge and take preventive measures such as updating software, using strong passwords, and educating yourself and your employees. As technology continues to evolve, so do the threats that come with it. By staying informed and proactive, you can ensure that you’re ready to face whatever comes your way in the ever-evolving world of cybercrime.

Tech Speak 101

We use a lot of abbreviations here at KNET (which, did you know, stands for Kuhkenah Networking).

We also, realize that not everyone knows what we are talking about when we say we specialize in ICT (Information Communication Technology). So, in this post, we are breaking down some of the most used abbreviations at KNET. It’s like learning a new language, tech speak.

KNET Featured in the National Post

In December of last year, KNET was featured in an article by the National Post highlighting the lack of adequate technology, faulty connections, and underfunded broadband projects in Indigenous and remote communities of Canada. Jesse Fiddler, K-Net director, was quoted, in the article, discussing the services KNET provides communities in Northwestern Ontario and some of the challenges.

Gov’t Releases $61 million to bring high-speed internet access to more homes in Northwestern Ontario

Gov’t Releases $61 million to bring high-speed internet access to more homes in Northwestern Ontario

On March 1, 2023 the federal and provincial government announced funding of over $61 million to bring high-speed internet access to more than 16,000 homes in 47 rural Ontario communities and three First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. The funding will be for six projects by Bell Canada, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre and Keewaytinook Okimakanak.