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Matawa FNM Begin Plans for Next Phase of Fiber Infrastructure Project Following 2nd Round of Grant Awards October 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    June 6, 2022 THUNDER BAY, Ontario, and DENVER, Colo. (June 6, […]

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Matawa FNs Welcome Provincial Investments for Broadband Comms Infrastructure Enabling Next Generation/first Mile Internet Technology to be Established for the First Time in Remote Communities October 19, 2019

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today welcomed provincial investments for the Rapid Lynx broadband project as announced by Premier Doug Ford, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. The investment of $30 million is provided through the Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular […]

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-to-the-Home High-Speed Broadband Project November 2, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband connections. MFNM joined in order to build more capacity for the Rapid Lynx project. Other […]

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Matawa First Nations Welcome Required Federal And Provincial Investments To Proceed With A State Of The Art Fibre-to-the-home High-speed Broadband Internet October 5, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today welcomed funding commitments to assist in bringing state of the art fibre-to-the-home high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows: $37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched by […]

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Matawa First Nations Seek Commitment on Construction of Broadband Fibre Optics Network to Eliminate the Digital Divide September 15, 2016

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Matawa First Nations Broadband Working Group were pleased to announce today that they have received commitment from the federal government to move into the design phase of a project aimed at connecting 5 remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario to an advanced fibre-to-the-home broadband network. The remote First Nations of Nibinamik, […]

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Matawa First Nations Demand Full Support for Broadband Connectivity in Advance of Federal Budget 2016 March 21, 2016

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today called for the commitment of the governments of Ontario and Canada to fully collaborate on providing funding for a project aimed at connecting 5 remote First Nations in Matawa to broadband. They are seeking $4.028 million to complete design, engineering and construction planning. They will be seeking additional […]

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Matawa Communities look to Strengthen Telecommunications Infrastructure with Broadband Development Project September 2, 2014

Thunder Bay, ON: The nine Matawa First Nations face a significant digital divide, especially the remote communities that are on satellite and microwave internet services that lack quality services like speed and reliability. As self-determining and autonomous, the First Nations are building broadband systems to deliver better public services to community members. To address this […]

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