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Federal government announces winners in national Smart Communities contest

News | 05/18/2000 4:00 am EDT

Interactive and multimedia projects make up the lion's share of the federal government's Smart Communities award winners announced May 11. Industry Canada will distribute $60 million to a dozen projects across Canada to integrate information and communication technologies into community life, and the development of new digital tools features strongly in the winners' plans – including IP-based video conferencing, video-on-demand training courses, advanced online applications, and the role of multimedia in e-commerce.

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