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Telecom giants support federal bid to study zero-carbon Internet

News | 03/05/2008 7:25 pm EST

Ericsson, Nortel Networks and Bell Canada Enterprises are among the companies supporting an industry-led plan to promote development of a carbon-neutral Internet. Led by the Quebec-based organization PROMPT Inc., the "Next Generation Internet to Reduce Global Warming" research project has already lined up $8 million in industry contributions and $6 million from the Quebec government. It is now looking to the federal government for an additional $7.5 million to make the initiative national.

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