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Universal Broadband Fund–supported project will bring high-speed Internet to the Wahnapitae First Nation in Greater Sudbury

News release: Indigenous people and rural Ontarians to benefit from increased connectivity January 21, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario (originally news release) The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning and communicating with friends and family from home. […]

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Chisholm Council and staff are pleased to announce that Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation (Blue Sky Net) is receiving $267,473 from the Ministry of Infrastructure to erect two new internet towers within the Township of Chisholm

“For the many years that we have worked to expand Broadband in Northern Ontario, we have looked to the Province for help. This project is no different and with the support of the municipality and the Province, at a time where access to Broadband has never been more needed, we are grateful once again for this support”. Susan Church, Blue Sky Economic […]

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ICT Partnerships to Connect Northern Ontario Businesses to Global Opportunities

ICT Partnerships to Connect Northern Ontario Businesses to Global Opportunities Originally posted on October 15, 2020: http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn04596.html Relationships with Private Sector are Key Blue Sky‘s Project Manager Jeff Buell visits an Internet Service Provider to talk about expansion.Susan Church, Executive Director Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation Northern Ontario’s Information and Communication Technology Networks (ICTNs) recognize that access to technology is crucial to […]

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Municipality of East Ferris Hosts Meeting of Regional Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers to Call for United Front in Seeking Improved Internet Service

Municipality of East Ferris Media Release                                                                                                                                                             September 10, 2020                                                                                              East Ferris, ON Municipality of East Ferris Hosts Meeting of Regional Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers to Call for United Front in Seeking Improved Internet Service The Municipality of East Ferris welcomed the Chief of Antoine First Nations and the Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers from the municipalities of Mattawa, Mattawan, […]

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Report highlights need to speed up Northern internet access

Article originally posted on Northern Ontario Business June 29, 2020 A new report on the state of broadband internet service illustrates what most Northern Ontarians already know through experience: if you live in a remote, rural or underserviced area of the region, your internet is slow. The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband, released on June 10 by Blue Sky Net, compiles the results […]

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The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband Report

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MEDIA RELEASE Blue Sky Net releases “The Speed of Northern Ontario Broadband” Report For immediate Release North Bay, Ontario – June 10, 2020, Many residents throughout rural Canada have limited access to affordable high-speed internet. It has never been so evident as during the COVID- 19 crisis. This is mainly because the investment needed to install and operate internet infrastructure is expensive, […]

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Cyber Safety Fundamentals

Recently Blue Sky Net had the privilege of providing an informational presentation in Sundridge, Ontario regarding some of the fundamental concepts of modern cyber safety. This presentation focused on explaining some core introductory concepts such as: Why cyber security is important. Understanding the balance between what you can do and what should be left to professional IT services. What are common types […]

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5G wireless communication is upon us but what is the difference?

Originally posted at www.neonet.on.ca (https://www.neonet.on.ca/press-releases/5g-wireless-communication-is-upon-us-but-what-is-the-difference/). The fifth generation of mobile technology or 5G as we typically call it is upon us (already in testing in certain areas of the United States), but what are the largest differences compared to our current 4G LTE networks? The next generation is primarily enhancing what we already have in order to have more capabilities to connect more […]

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CIRA Press Release: New research report from CIRA shares Canadian perspective on fake news, privacy, cybersecurity and internet access

Originally posted at www.cira.ca (cira.ca/newsroom/press-releases/new-research-report-cira-shares-canadian-perspective-fake-news-privacy). Feb. 19, 2019, OTTAWA – Today the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released a research report displaying Canadians’ opinions and experiences regarding the internet and fake news, privacy, cybersecurity and access. Based on a survey of over 1,200 Canadian internet users in December 2018, the report highlights areas of concern, including apprehension around the upcoming Canadian federal election. The […]

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How to Read Between the Lines of Phishing and Virus Emails

  This month in our tech-talk we’re going to feature our discussion around ways of identifying suspicious emails.  Why is it important? Malicious emails are becoming more sophisticated and harder to detect as perpetrators develop new methods to target users. A successful email attack on a business can harm productivity or bring the business to a halt. It’s not all doom and […]

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