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Government signs multimedia services agreement with Telesat and its partners

News | 04/20/2000 4:00 am EDT

Telesat Canada will provide the Canadian government with nearly $30 million in new broadband multimedia services over 10 years as part of a deal that also sees the Canadian Space Agency subsidizing part of the company's new Anik F2 satellite. As part of its Connecting Canadians strategy, the government will use the new satellite technology to provide tele-medicine, tele-learning, high-speed Internet access and other services to remote regions of Canada.

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