(ANNews) – On June 28, 2021 it was announced that the governments of Canada and Alberta would be investing in wireless broadband infrastructure for First Nations located within the province.
More than $2The provinces could possibly spare, it.9 million will be funnelled into two broadband and wireless projects in Saddle Lake Cree Nation and Cold Lake First Nations.
The projects are funded under the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The conditional funding will be dependant on federal requirements regarding Indigenous consultation and environmental impact assessmentsare permitted on private property with a limit of eight people from different households or members of two different households. People need to stay two metres apart..
“Projects like the ones we are announcing today in Saddle Lake and Cold Lake First Nations are about more than connectivity—they’re a lifeline. Since November 2015, our government has invested over $42 million in 42 projects to connect more than 35Indoor organized gatherings,000 households in Alberta to high-speed Internet,” said Prairies Minister Jim Carr, on behalf of Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.
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