National C-Band Public Benefit Working Group

Utilizing Industry Canada's C-Band Transponder

An Opportunity for Working Together to Deliver Broadband Connectivity in Every First Nation, Rural and Remote Community Across Canada

News and Updates

Opening of the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network
January 19, 2005

>>Highlights of the Opening Ceremonies<<

>> History of NICSN <<

>> Partner Profiles <<

>> View the Agenda <<

>> KO Press Release <<

>> Telesat Press Release <<

>> Demonstrations <<

>> NICSN Video <<

>> Press Coverage <<


Network Association Meeting January 20, 2005

>> Summary of Discussions<<


The Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN) is the first inter-provincial community owned and operated broadband satellite initiative in Canada. It is a cooperative venture connecting over 30 remote communities from the northern regions of Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. It is being administered through an innovative partnership of Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Keewatin Tribal Council and the Kativik Regional Government.

NICSN is the result of four years of development and over $5 million in strategic capital investment by Industry Canada and has brought together partnerships from industry, not-for-profit and government to serve the broadband needs of the participating communities. Keewaytinook Okimakanak and its Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) has led this development for the past four years.