Saturday, 26 May 2012

Nunavut takes over community internet access [CAP] funding

Nunavut takes over community internet access funding
"...The money will come from the Department of Education.
Premier Eva Aariak said the benefits for the more than 20 CAP site
projects in Nunavut outweigh the cost.
"Everything learned during these projects contribute to building
employability skills, which is so very important," she said.
"It is our goal to help Nunavummiut communicate and learn using
information technology so they can participate in the growing digital

Nunavut May 25, 2012 - 2:13 pm
Nunavut steps in to save free public internet sites
"It is very important to provide that service to our communities"
"...This past April, N-CAP, the Nunavut organization that received and
administered money from the federal Community Access Program, learned the
Harper government had eliminated the program in its budget this past
The volunteers who run CAP sites across Nunavut, most of which operate out
of libraries or schools, feared numerous lower income residents would lose
access to the internet.
"Even if people have their own computers, the cost of internet here is
such that most families cannot afford it," Kim Crockatt, director of the
Nunavut Literacy Council, told Nunatsiaq News this past April.
Many residents use CAP sites to update and print resumés, look for jobs
and search for information...."

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