Throwing Money at the Problem?

I found this article – a press release from the BC government from 2009:

http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2009LCS0004-000216.htm

The press release discusses that the BC Government was going to fund $8.3 million to “bridge the digital divide fir BC First Nations”. In this PR, it talks about this money going towards connectivity to the internet (as prioritized by ANTCO). After all our discussions this week – I wonder is the $8.3 million a wasted effort? Perhaps individual First Nation’s communities would prefer different types of technologies (assuming they want technologies at all)?

Was the BC Government just “throwing money at the problem” here? Or do you ┬áthink ANTCO can accurately assess and distribute the funds appropriately to the many different First Nations communities in British Columbia?

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