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Perth to get broadband by this summer

Briefs | 03/18/2008 6:26 pm EDT

The County of Perth has announced that its OmniGlobe Broadband Internet service will become available this summer. OmniGlobe Networks Inc., a Montreal-based telecommunications equipment company, was selected by the county last October following a competitive bidding process. The company will create wireless "hot zones" covering areas up to 10 km from many central base stations which are linked through a wireless backhaul solution installed throughout the region. The network will support a range of applications including high speed Internet access, Voice over IP (VoIP) and data services throughout the coverage area.

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