Manitoba First Nations still waiting for high-speed internet as contract talks stall

 

Negotiations over a multi-million dollar contract to bring high-speed internet to remote Manitoba First Nations are crumbling.

In January, the federal government announced it would invest $43 million through the Connect to Innovate program.

Since then, talks between the groups involved with construction of the fibre optics line have stalled.

Brittany Hobson brings us more.

Reporter / Winnipeg

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.