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Infrastructure Bank earmarks additional $1B for rural broadband

News | 10/01/2020 7:46 pm EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna and chair of the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Michael Sabia make an announcement about the infrastructure bank from Sir John A. Macdonald building in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2020./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

The Liberal government is doubling the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s funding for broadband projects to $2 billion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, though he offered no updates on the delayed Universal Broadband Fund.

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