Tsuut’ina Nation Telecommunications will provide high-speed Internet access to 300 homes

The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing $2.6 million to bring high-speed Internet to the Tsuut’ina Nation.

The co-financing will benefit 300 households. Tsuut’ina Nation Telecommunications is carrying out the project. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) is established and operated by the Tsuut’ina Nation.

The funding is part of an existing $780 million agreement between the federal and provincial governments dating from March 2022.

“[The funding] will offer our children, our elders and all our citizens the opportunity to connect to the rest of the world, as is the right of all Canadians,” said Chief Roy Whitney. “Where 65% of our homes were unable to connect for our children’s education, communication for our seniors and quality of life for everyone, this will soon be a problem of the past.”

The announcement builds on the federal government’s plan to bring high-speed Internet access to 98% of Canadians by 2026 and 100% by 2030. The announcement is the latest in a series of projects On the question. Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added $475 million to the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF).

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Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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