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News | 04/15/2003 4:00 am EDT

Telesat and Storm team up for North Stormont service
Telesat Canada and Storm Internet Services have teamed up to provide high-speed Internet services to the township of North Stormont, located 40 minutes southeast of Ottawa in Eastern Ontario. North Stormont is the first municipality to benefit from a recently signed agreement between Telesat and Storm to provide high-speed Internet services in rural and remote regions of the country. In other Telesat news, the company has given the Nimiq 2 broadcast satellite a clean bill of health to provide service despite considerable damage to the south solar array. The company announced on February 20 that an anomaly had caused damage to the satellite (RoW, March 4/03). Lockheed Martin has concluded that the most likely root cause of the anomaly was an electrical short circuit caused by foreign object debris located in a single power carrying connector.

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