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Rural households in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba to benefit from high-speed Internet initiative


WINNIPEG - Rural and remote households in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba are next in line to benefit from faster, more reliable high-speed Internet as part of the federal government’s Connecting Canadians program.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, on behalf of ISED Minister Navdeep Bains, said Tuesday that the Feds will invest close to $10 million to improve high-speed Internet to more than 3,500 households in 22 rural and remote communities across the three Western provinces. The companies that will receive funding under the program are:- Commstream of Winnipeg, which will receive $5 million to improve service for 1,900 households in communities throughout Manitoba;-...