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.
Jesse Fiddler, Director of KNET, Donald Meekis, Operations Manager at Keewaytinook Okimakanak and Narcise Kakegabon, Commercial Operations Manager, Lac Seul First Nation were in attendance at the announcement meeting, in Thunder Bay at City Hall.
“Lac Seul First Nation has owned and operated its sustainable internet service provider, with an innovative and experienced technical team, for over 10 years. K-Net is pleased to partner with Lac Seul through this project by building on its community-owned infrastructure to upgrade broadband access throughout the First Nation.”
– Jesse Fiddler
Director, Keewaytinook Okimakanak
For More Information see the official press release: