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Westman receives over $5 million in UBF funding


MANITOBA – Westman Communications Group announced yesterday it has received over $5 million in government funding from the Universal Broadband Fund's (UBF) rapid response stream to provide fibre-optic high-speed Internet to six Manitoba communities. Westman will receive over $2 million from the UBF and will invest over $3 million itself to connect Sandy Lake and Onanole to high-speed Internet. The company will also receive $3 million from the UBF and will contribute over $3 million to connect Benito, Bowsman, Birch River and Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. “Westman will enhance residential and commercial access to high-speed Internet in these communities by...