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UBF should focus on both backbone, last mile, ISPs told ISED

News | 07/28/2020 2:22 pm EDT
Rural economic development Minister Maryam Monsef appears at a press conference in Ottawa in 2018./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

At a discussion about Ottawa’s now-delayed Universal Broadband Fund with stakeholders in January, the federal government heard it shouldn’t require funding from other levels of government and focus on both backbone and last-mile projects, according to documents obtained through access to information.

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