A Digital Divide Persists Between Rural and Urban Canadians

Are you getting the internet speeds you’re paying for? A digital divide persists between rural and urban Canadians. CIRA is mapping this divide through their Internet Performance Test (IPT) platform so they can help communities understand how best to tackle internet access issues in their area—but they need your help! Run an IPT today! It’s…

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$50M available from B.C. government to improve rural Internet

The Province is now ready to accept applications from rural communities wishing to access some of the $50 million earmarked in the spring of 2019 to be used to connect rural, remote, and indigenous communities to high-speed internet, as highlighted in this post from CBC.   It’s easy to forget the internet isn’t everywhere, yet…

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Digital Nomads Are Redefining Work in the Kootenays

A year ago, the Revelstoke Mountaineer noted that the workplace is changing beyond recognition, thanks to new technologies like web collaboration tools, smartphones, and next generation internet connectivity, freeing folks to work from wherever they want. We have entered the Age of Digital Nomads. Henning Schipper is amongst the new class of digital nomads freed…

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Robin Billy of SX Cloud Services talks tech

Sexqeltkemc Cloud Services (“SX Cloud Services” for short) co-founder Robin Billy is a young man on a mission. He and his colleagues are determined to grow SX Cloud Services into a significant technology provider to  Shuswap First Nation communities, as well as other First Nations across British Columbia. SX is focused on enabling these communities to harness…

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CBT is looking for a new Chief Operating Officer for Columbia Basin Broadband

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is looking for a Chief Operating Officer for its Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC) subsidiary — certainly one of the most important technology positions in rural British Columbia. CBT is looking for someone who can: Work with communities and rural areas to connect them to CBBC’s network Facilitate use of the network and…

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Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio

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Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio
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Canadian media is becoming increasingly concentrated. A relatively small number of companies control most of Canada’s airwaves. This means most small rural communities lack the meaningful local news and information small-town newspapers and radio stations used to provide. The advent of new & emerging technologies now makes it possible for that to change. It’s possible…

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Rural Broadband — Kaslo Style

Rural Broadband — Kaslo Style. If rural BC is to prosper in the 21st century, access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet is essential. Kaslo InfoNet (KiN)’s Don Scarlett and Tim Ryan talk about fibre optic broadband  in Kaslo & the North Kootenay Lake region — how a small-town, community-controlled non-profit has managed to bring big city…

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