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Incentives more than subsidies needed to accelerate broadband deployment

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

Fixed wireless and satellite companies will likely take the lead in bringing broadband access to rural and remote areas of Canada, as part of a new federal initiative to have every community connected to a high-speed link by 2004. On the day before his departure from the Industry Canada portfolio, Industry minister John Manley’s swan song was the creation of a National Broadband Task Force, which will advise the government on how it can best meet the 2004 deadline.

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