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Federal government funding Internet service boost in N.L.

telecom | 07/28/2015 8:58 pm EDT

Industry Canada announced Monday in a press release it is funding high-speed Internet services for over 820 homes and 14 communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. It said that the federal government will provide $611,320, and the provincial government, via the Rural Broadband Initiative, will provide $291,910 to BCE Inc.’s Bell Aliant. “Recognizing the value of high-speed access in today’s fast-paced social and economic environment, the provincial government has taken a dedicated approach to improving the province’s communications capacity,” Darin King, minister...