As discussed at the Strategic Planning Sessions, we have been contacted by CCI Wireless and MCSNet for letters of support to accompany their grant application for funding through the Connecting Canadians Federal grant program. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2015. CCI Wireless is an Internet Service provider providing enhanced internet service across Alberta. They have installed over 150 carrier grade towers and are in partnership with 20 gas Coops, municipalities, MDs and REAs serving 14,000 rural Albertans.
Through the Connecting Canadians grant, the Government will work with provincial governments and Internet Service Providers to extend internet services to a targeted 280,000 rural households. The program will also provide incentives to the private sector for improved internet services in areas of the country that currently do not have high speed internet service.
The letters of support are attached.