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R.E.T. (Rusty) Goepel has joined the board of directors of TELUS. He is currently senior VP of Raymond James Financial’s Canadian operations. He is also chair of both the Business Council of B.C. and Yellow Point Equity partners. He fills one of two board positions vacated by Verizon executives when Verizon was recently divested all of its equity position in TELUS.

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Vonage teams with Galaxy to bring VoIP to remote areas
Vonage Canada has partnered with Galaxy Broadband Communications to provide Canadians in remote locations a more affordable Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) option. Galaxy says it tested more than 10 VoIP services in 2004, and settled on Vonage because of its reliability and call quality. Galaxy provides broadband Internet access through its network of satellites to remote logging camps, oil drilling rigs, fly-in fishing and hunting lodges. The agreement with Vonage means that people in those areas will be able to connect to Vonage’s broadband phone service. "Vonage’s service piggybacks on Galaxy’s high-speed connection so remote workers and homeowners have an instant, reliable link to the outside world, and at significantly less cost than cellular or satellite telephone service."

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