Cable & Telecom

Feds pump additional $34.5M into rural broadband program

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON – The Federal Government has announced plans to extend its rural broadband initiative Connecting Canadians to include an additional 65,000 households.Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains said Friday from Niagara-on-the-Lake that 23 Internet service providers across Canada are receiving approximately $34.5 million to increase broadband Internet access for more than 65,000 households in rural areas across Canada."Helping to extend high-speed Internet across the country is one of the most important infrastructure investments the Government of Canada can make to help unlock the tremendous potential of our country's northern and rural regions”, said Minister Bains, in the news release. ...