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Ottawa-Carleton becomes latest municipality to join optical network craze

News | 06/05/2000 4:00 am EDT

The completion of CANARIE's cross-Canada optical network combined with the plummeting cost of dark fibre is accelerating the rollout of regional and municipal fibre builds. With municipalities in Quebec and Ontario now firmly committed to dark fibre builds, and announcements pending in British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia, observers say Canada is poised to overtake the U.S. in deploying publicly owned, open access fibre networks for major cities and even small towns.

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