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Bringing broadband to remote areas will depend on govt’s satellite policy: Telesat

News | 10/30/2000 5:00 am EST

Bringing broadband services to the remote northern regions could prove difficult unless the federal government moves quickly to ensure a new Canadian satellite has somewhere to park in space. Telesat Canada says it’s anxious to finalize plans that would see a new two-way Ka-band satellite – the Anik F2 – launched in one of Canada’s remaining fixed satellite services slots. But first it needs Industry Canada to rule on how the orbital position at 118.7 degrees west will be allocated. A decision on that process is nearly 10 months overdue.

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