High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

The FCM welcomed the federal government’s commitment in the recent budget to spend an additional $500-million over the next five years to expand broadband services to rural and remote communities. These investments have the potential to make a significant difference in the lives of Canadians in underserved areas and should be taken into account by the CRTC as it studies additional mechanisms to fund the roll-out of universal broadband access.

By RAY ORB, RAYMOND LOUIE

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 AM

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