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Quebec opens call for rural broadband projects

telecom | 12/19/2016 10:11 pm EST

Meant to work in concert with the federal program detailed last week, Quebec announced its own $100-million rural broadband program would be opening to applications next month. In a French press release Monday, Dominique Anglade, Quebec’s minister of economy, science and innovation, said the application period for provincial funds will be open until March 13. The funding for the program — meant to offer residents, businesses and rural organizations high-speed Internet of the same quality and comparable price as in urban areas — was announced as part of...