The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced recently that it has transferred implementation of high speed interactive R&D broadband services in the far north to Telesat Canada.
This is seen as a cost cutting move by the Government, due to recent budget cuts.
As a result, Telesat Canada is accelerating the installation of terminals and provision of expanded services. This wil result in improved broadband services in the north. Additional terminals have been installed in the far north and new clients are now taking advantage of high speed interactive broadband services to develop applications and test the delivery of: distance education; tele-health initiatives; e-government; and, services supporting scientific research stations.