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Improve Internet access to help news media, committee hears

Media | 10/06/2016 6:44 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Raising the level of broadband Internet service for Canadians would go far in levelling the playing field for both media producers and consumers, a House of Commons committee heard Thursday, as it continued its study of the media and local communities. Since beginning its study, the standing committee on Canadian heritage has heard a variety of suggestions on ways in which the government could play a role in the supporting the struggling news media industry — some of which concerned Michael Geist, who holds the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law at...