Research Tool Made Available To Northern Agencies

Friday, September 30, 2005 at 13:17



Some northern Saskatchewan industry, health and academic institutions now have access to a new research tool.


The provincial and federal governments have cost-shared a $700,000 expansion of the Saskatchewan Research Network into the North.


SRnet allows the transmission of large date, audio and image files through a provincial broadband network that’s 1,000 times faster than high-speed Internet.


Saskatchewan Industry minister Eric Cline says the technology helps in the delivery of distance education and telehealth in northern Saskatchewan.


Northlands College and the Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority are just two of the organizations that were connected September 1st.