Globe and Mail picks up rural "overbuild" story

June 10, 2010

"It shouldn't have happened that way. And if it has, I'd like to know about it. That's not good. I was briefed that we had mapped the whole country" said Industry Minister Tony Clement when asked about the concerns of rural ISPs that federal infrastructure money could result in overbuilding in their areas.

 

In and extensive article in the Globe and mail, reporter Iain Marlow interviewed several remote ISPs about the potential threat to their systems of federal funds awarded to large non-local companies to compete with local ISPs in a very restricted market. 

 

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