Feds add $750M in funding to broaden access to high-speed internet in Canada

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With so many people working from home, fast and reliable internet is more vital than ever. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government is launching a $ fund to expand high-speed internet to Canadians in rural and remote communities.

The Universal Broadband Fund that was part of the Liberal budget announcement in early 2019, months before last year's federal election, has taken longer than expected to be officially launched. It includes $750 million of added cash to advance projects with partners such as the federal infrastructure financing agency, and Trudeau said it will see 98 per cent of Canadians connected to high-speed internet by 2026. Mike Le Couteur reports.

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