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Former Cancom executives team up to challenge Telesat Canada’s monopoly

News | 03/19/2001 5:00 am EST

A new company headed by Richard Stursberg wants to be the first to deliver high-speed Internet to homes and businesses in rural Canada, but first it needs the government to follow through on its commitment to end Telesat Canada’s monopoly in the fixed satellite services (FSS) market (ROW, Dec. 21/98). That monopoly officially ended in March 2000, but to date, Telesat is still the only Canadian-owned satellite operator.

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