Telesat representatives meet with K-Net team in Sioux Lookout

Two representatives from Telesat Canada (Mike Collins and Elaine Robichaud) visited Sioux Lookout today to meet with the National Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN - to discuss efforts to acquire additional satellite bandwidth for the NICSN members.

The NICSN team with reps from the Keewatin Tribal Council in Northern Manitoba, the Kativik Regional Government in Northern Quebec and the Kuhkenah Network in Northern Ontario met with the folks from Telesat to identify strategies to support the application to Industry Canada's National Satellite Initiative and Infrastructure Canada to purchase additional satellite space. Carl Seibel, Industry Canada FedNor, also called into this meeting from Vancouver.

A tour of the network facilities and the available resources provided the team with information about how the existing network is maintained and sustained by the members.

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