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Rural communities to pay more for cable TV and high-speed Internet service

News | 08/21/2000 4:00 am EDT

Under proposed changes to outdated microwave licensing policies, residents in smaller outlying communities could end up paying significantly more for cable TV and high-speed Internet service than those living in urban centres. The proposed changes have also sparked fears that service providers in those regions will have to dish out enormous amounts of money to upgrade facilities to handle newer transmission technologies as the industry prepares for the eventual transition from analog to digital.

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