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.