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Conservatives call for universal rural broadband by 2021

News | 05/06/2020 6:45 pm EDT
BTLR reaction mixed, no clarity on gov't implementation
Conservative MP's Michelle Rempel Garner and Stephen Blaney react to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel's final report and recommendations to government at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Jan. 29, 2020./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

Under a rural broadband policy platform put out for public consultation by the federal Conservatives, all Canadians would have access to internet service at the CRTC’s basic service standards by next year, a plan panned Wednesday by the Liberal government and the NDP as unrealistic.

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