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Rural broadband initiatives to get boost from spectrum offering

News | 03/12/2007 4:00 am EDT

Industry Canada has kicked off a first-come, first-serve licensing process for analog TV spectrum to be used for fixed broadband connectivity in remote rural parts of the country. With many parts of rural Canada still lacking high-speed Internet access, this spectrum (512-698 MHz) is critical to bringing broadband to Canadians otherwise living on the wrong side of the digital divide.

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