On Friday October 19th Slate Falls connected to the K-Net Satellite Network with their newly installed community satellite Dish. The project, a partnership between the community of Slate Falls, Windigo Tribal Council, K-Net, Telesat Canada, Communications Research Council and Fednor brings two-way data, video and voice access to Slate Falls First Nation.
The connectivity consists of a permanent data connection and an on demand video conferencing connection. With the data is the deployment of four IP telephones to augment the one Bell phone. The IP telephones will allow for local calling in Sioux Lookout and Dryden and for calls to the community. See the pictures
Among the first locations in Slate Falls to benefit are the School, the KIHS high school program, NAPS, the Band Office and Wahsa. For more information on this please contact Al Morrison
at Windigo Tribal Council .