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Proposal to build national Internet network challenges “big iron” telecom networks

News | 07/16/2000 4:00 am EDT

Preliminary discussions with the federal government and industry stakeholders have begun to create a $50-$150 million optical network linking Canada with Europe and Asia to create a global Internet hub in this country. The idea has already received the support of the board of directors of CANARIE Inc, which is now looking to Industry Canada to endorse the concept, and ultimately provide public funding to finance the project.

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