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Government help necessary for connected car rollout: ISED

telecom | 02/14/2017 11:15 pm EST

OTTAWA — In order to roll out the infrastructure and technology necessary to make connected cars available across Canada, government funding will be needed, and it could be modeled after the Connected Canadians program that’s currently in place to target rural broadband, a Senate committee heard Tuesday. “We see there’s a need today ... where the provincial and federal government in some cases supplement the business case for the private operators to enable the rollout of the technologies,” said Martin Proulx, director general of engineering, planning and...