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$16M in Connecting Canadians funds going to Que. communities

telecom | 07/21/2017 3:43 pm EDT

The government will dip into its Connecting Canadians program to subsidize high-speed internet in 13 rural and remote communities in Quebec. More than 2,800 households in Saint-Damien and Indigenous communities in James Bay and Kawawachikamach will receive $16 million through the program, which provides underserved areas with internet access of at least five megabits per second, the government said in a Friday release. David Lametti, parliamentary secretary for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, made the announcement on behalf of its minister Navdeep Bains...