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Recommendation of 1.5 megabits considered too conservative by some

News | 07/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

Is 1.5 Mbps fast enough to qualify as broadband? Not according to at least one company that lays fibre for a living. The VP of business development at Stream Intelligent Networks Corp says the National Broadband Task Force has been overly conservative in suggesting that 1.5 Mbps be the minimum symmetrical speed offered to rural and remote communities across Canada, as recommended in its final report released June 18.

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