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Federal government matches provincial funds for Alberta broadband

Briefs | 03/09/2022 2:14 pm EST
A tower equipped with fixed wireless broadcasting technology. (Screenshot via Bell.)

The federal government is earmarking $240 million in matching funds to deploy high-speed internet in Alberta, it was announced Wednesday. Last week Premier Jason Kenney announced the province was upping its contribution from $150 million to $390 million. Federal Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings said the feds will match the additional funds. Last year it had provided matching funds for the initial $150 million rollout. The total amount for the deployment is now at $780 million. 

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