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Feds push back rural broadband funding deadline by five weeks


OTTAWA - The Federal Government has tacked five more weeks on to the deadline to submit funding applications for its new Connect to Innovate rural broadband program.Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday that he has received feedback from communities asking for more time to prepare applications given the complexity of their projects and the number of partners involved."Our goal is to ensure that as many Canadians as possible benefit from high-quality broadband”, said Minister Bains, in a statement.  “That's why we're extending the application deadline to ensure all applicants have ample time to develop their proposals. With...