on August 26th, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced $404,936 in funding for Bell Canada to improve mobile connectivity in the Atikamekw First Nation community of Wemotaci.
Today’s announcement builds on the progress the Government of Canada has already made in improving connectivity across Canada, including in many First Nations communities.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $731 million to improve connectivity throughout Quebec.
Ensuring access to secure and reliable mobile connectivity for Indigenous communities is a priority for the Government of Canada, particularly in the context of post-pandemic recovery.
The Government of Canada will continue to invest in telecommunications infrastructure to build more prosperous, competitive and resilient communities across the country.