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Industry Canada announces $41M for small-town Internet projects

telecom | 07/07/2015 4:17 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Tuesday it will spend $35 million to improve or expand Internet service for 8,400 homes in Nunavut, and in a separate announcement said $6 million would go toward doing the same for 14,000 homes in Nova Scotia. It said in one press release that SSi Micro Ltd. would receive the funding to make satellite Internet services with download speeds of at least 3 Mbps available in Nunavut, starting in 2016. Communities affected include Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Resolute Bay and several others. Another release said Seaside Wireless Communications would receive funding to improve or...