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1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
This resource contains a list of common terms to help readers start navigating First Nations connectivity. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but to provide a basic understanding of the technical terms and concepts of connectivity.To learn more about the First Nations Technology Council and the First Nations in BC Knowledge Network visit our websites here:http://www.technologycouncil.ca/http://...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
2 years 1 month
Topic Spotlight
2014 / PDF
This article analyzes the sites of struggle through which First Peoples have negotiated communication and cultural rights for broadcasting (1991), telecommunications, and Internet infrastructure in rural and remote indigenous communities in Canada’s Northern territories, focusing mainly though not exclusively, on Nunavut, the Inuit Region of what used to be called the Northwest Territories.
Author(s): Lorna Roth
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
2 years 1 month
Topic Spotlight
2014 / PDF
At the contemporary historical moment, innovations in networked digital technologies are rapidly diffusing around the world, impacting terrains of economics and politics, languages, mobilities, and cultures. As part of this process, organizations are establishing infrastructures and services in indigenous territories. These developments are not simply imposed from above: the latest expression of...
Author(s): Rob McMahon
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
Ferrus Computer Services is based out of Saskatchewan and has been developing software and working with First Nation administrations for over 20 years. ASAP computer programs are designed and tailored to meet the needs of band administrations, auditors and AANDC personnel. They provide a complete Band Administrations Management Suite which is able to be tailored to fit the needs of First Nations...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
This resource contains a comparative outline of various Internet connectivity options. It is an overview of the capabilities and infrastructure provided by each technology.To learn more about the First Nations Technology Council and the First Nations in BC Knowledge Network visit our websites here:http://www.technologycouncil.ca/http://fnbc.info/
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
The Internet is delivered to communities through a number of technologies including, phone lines, cable, satellite and fibre optics. There are a number of major network and service providers working with First Nations throughout BC and each provider offers different connectivity solutions. Below are a list of service providers who can help bring connectivity from the Backbone to the Last Mile.
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nations Technology Council
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
The Internet and Internet usage patterns have grown and are continuing to grow. Expectations of speed and reliability have increased along with high bandwidth usage patterns such as video conferencing, video streaming and cloud operations. These patterns have increased the need for higher Internet connections speeds.These charts provide an outline for today’s usage habits/needs by outlining the...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nations Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 /
Using what we have learned so far, the First Nations Tech Council have started a Getting Started Checklist to inform communities building connectivity. This check list is meant to be responsive to experience and we will update it to incorporate new information and ideas. We encourage Knowledge Network community members to share their thoughts in the survey linked at the bottom of the page.Here is...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
2 years 1 month
Topic Spotlight
2011 / PDF
Across Canada, rural and remote First Nations face a significant 'digital divide'. As self-determining autonomous nations in Canada, these communities are building broadband systems to deliver public services to their members and residents. To address this challenge, First Nations are working towards a variety of innovative, locally driven broadband development initiatives. This paper contributes...
Author(s): Rob McMahon Mr., Simon Fraser University; Susan O'Donnell Dr., University of New Brunswick; Richard Smith Dr., Simon Fraser University; Brian Walmark, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute (KORI); Brian Beaton, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Kuhkenah Netwo
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
2 years 2 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
There are many different Internet services available. Each system has advantages and disadvantages and some may be more readily available than others in your community. In order to provide a basic understanding of each we have compiled a list of the major technologies available in BC.
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations

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