Network technicians for satellite-served First Nations meet in Sioux Lookout

Network technicians from remote First Nations in northern  Manitoba and Ontario are meeting in Sioux Lookout to discuss the operation and maintenance of their local satellite earth stations and community broadband network connections.

The technicians are meeting together to share local experiences and challenges; learn about the C-Band satellite network; obtain experience in the maintenance and operation of the equipment involved in sustaining their network connection; meet and network with other community technicians working with similar equipment in other communities; and to meet the network helpdesk staff from K-Net and Keewatin Tribal Council who are working together to support the provision of broadband services in these remote First Nations.

The training session is being supported by the First Nations SchoolNet program and each of the participating First Nations and organizations.