“First Nations Seeking to cross the digtal divide”

http://www.straight.com/article-240587/first-nations-seeking-cross-digital-divide

Came across this article that discuss the issue of remote communities and the challenges of not having proper broadband connections. The article written in 2009, brings attention to the issue about how First Nations shouldn’t have to choose having clean water or access to technologies, and that both are important to the infrastructure of the community.

One of the video clips within the article showcases an advocate, Dustin Rivers, and how he is using technologies to bridge the divide and reach within and out of the community. By using podcasting and other resources, he is able to reach out in his native language and English to raise various issues.

Question: Albeit, this article was only 2 years ago, is this still an issue within communities? Was the issue of choice ever discussed?

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