Describe the extent to which schools, libraries, government offices, the business community and the general population are, or will be, connected to the Internet.

The internet is connected to the community access site, clinic, elementary school, constabulary and Band Office via each community's wireless LAN - there is no local access to library services. The local area networks are managed and routed locally by Linux servers. The digital radio upgrade of Bell Canada's backbone north of Red Lake will enable broadband service provision in 1999. Fort Severn's satellite system will be similarly upgraded to accommodate broadband services this year. Implementation of broadband gateways will introduce local internet service provision and consolidate high bandwidth applications in local Information Technology Centres.

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