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Content, not access, the major barrier to getting more Canadians online, says PIAC

News | 08/23/2000 4:00 am EDT
The federal government should invest as much as $50 million to help create cultural and community content that is relevant to peoples’ lives if it wants to see a greater number of Canadians hook up to the Internet, according to the author of a new report released by one of Canada’s main social advocacy groups. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) says current policies that encourage people to get connected do not recognize that the growing divide between the on- and off-line communities is more the result of the type of content on the Internet rather than physical access to it.

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