KNET is more than just a telecommunication company – it is a driving force behind community development and growth. With a strong commitment to improving infrastructure and connectivity in remote communities, KNET has taken on various community-based projects that are making a significant impact.

One such project is the “We are committed to working with all of our partners to continue our vision of accessible telecommunications available to everyone, everywhere.”10G Bell Fibre Loop Upgrade, which aims to provide high-speed internet access to communities that were previously left behind in the digital age. By upgrading the existing network infrastructure, KNET is bridging the digital divide and opening up new opportunities for education, business, and communication.

But that’s not all – KNET has also embarked on the Fort Severn and Peawanuck Marine Fibre loop project, bringing reliable and faster internet connectivity to the remote First Nations community of Fort Severn and Peawanuck by taking on the massive task of running fibre cable under Hudson Bay from northern Quebec. This project not only improves communication within the community but also allows the residents to access essential services and resources that were previously limited or inaccessible due to a lack of reliable connectivity.

And let’s not forget about the Closer to Home Project, which aims to provide affordable and dependable internet services to nurse’s residences in First Nation communities. This project recognizes the importance of reliable connectivity and access to important information and resources that are often crucial for a nurse’s successful on-going training, offering community members reliable services, and integrating into the community.

KNET’s dedication to improving community infrastructure is essential for the continued growth and development of remote First Nation communities. With reliable and consistent internet access, communities can become hubs of innovation, education, and economic prosperity.

But it’s not just about infrastructure – KNET also prioritizes community partnership and collaboration, working closely with local leaders and residents to understand their unique needs and challenges. This approach ensures that the projects are tailored to the specific needs of each community, making them more effective and impactful.

As KNET Director, Jesse Fiddler, puts it, ““We are committed to working with all of our partners to continue our vision of accessible telecommunications available to everyone, everywhere.” And that is exactly what KNET is achieving through its community-based projects.

So why does this matter? Because reliable and affordable internet connectivity is not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s world. It connects us to the global community, provides opportunities, and enables growth. With KNET’s dedication to improving community infrastructure, working alongside and in partnership with remote First Nation communities we can ensure that First Nations are no longer left behind in the technology sector, but rather, are connected and thriving.

KNET’s Community-Based Projects:

• 10G Upgrade to the 18 Fibre Loop First Nations

• Fort Severn Peawanuck Marine Fibre Line Project

• Close to Home Project

For more information contact 

Franz Seibel
Project Lead (Contractor)