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Monday, July 21, 2003


"Rural Canadian Broadband Project: Grants Being Awarded For First Steps"

"Rural Canadian Broadband Project: Grants Being Awarded For First Steps"

Brief report on Canada's program along with useful links.

Meanwhile, here's a profile of one rural Canadian municipality's efforts to secure federal assistance in developing local broadband. Quoting from the article:

" Pickard said Chatham-Kent’s business plan will then be entered into a competition with other Canadian communities for a piece of the $105 million that has been committed by Industry Canada for the implementation of broadband across the nation. He noted the federal government has set a goal of having broadband capabilities in place across Canada by 2005."


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