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It’s time Canada woke up to the indirect costs of an innovation agenda

News | 06/04/2001 4:00 am EDT

Universities are one of the largest buyers of telecommunications services in Canada, and with their rapid rollout of broadband networks, have become an important test bed for advanced content and applications. But as the federal government pushes ahead with its renewed focus on innovation, Canadian universities are warning that their R&D contribution will be undermined unless the feds make more money available for research infrastructure, including telecommunications networks.

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