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Wireless and satellite key role in roll out of broadband access to remote Canada

News | 07/09/2001 4:00 am EDT

Wireless technologies could save the government and its private-sector partners $600 million in infrastructure costs to bring broadband into remote and underserved areas by 2004, the National Broadband Task Force has found. Reporting its findings to government June 18, the task force estimates that broadband transport to unserved communities could cost anywhere from $1.3 to $1.9 billion. How high the price tag is will depend on how much fibre is used, the task force says.

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