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Bell joins call for centralized rural broadband fund

telecom | 01/26/2021 4:39 pm EST

Spectrum auction revenues should be reinvested in rural broadband initiatives and the multiple broadband funding programs run by federal government programs should be combined into one program, representatives from BCE Inc. told the House of Commons industry committee...

Extend Connect to Innovate deadline for local gov’ts: QC Opposition MPs

telecom | 01/27/2017 9:25 pm EST

Conservative members of Parliament from Quebec are asking the federal government for an extension to the application deadline for its Connect to Innovate program, saying the two-month turnaround is too short for small municipalities that want to take advantage of the new rural broadband funding envelope. Bernard Généreux, the Opposition critic for economic development in Quebec, said in a phone interview Friday that he’ll be sending a letter to Innovation, Science...