Northern Internet Expansion To Take Hit

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 14:22



Schools on reserves may have to dig into their own pockets to keep Internet service by the end of the school year.


The federal government is reportedly preparing to pull the plug on the First Nations SchoolNet program by the end of February.


Keewatin Career Development Corporation CEO Randy Johns says the loss will be felt throughout the entire North.


Johns says schools will likely have to downgrade to keep their Internet service afloat.


He says that is precisely what you don’t want to be doing these days as the world gets more connected.