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MP Candice Hoeppner announced details of the second round of projects in Manitoba conditionally approved for funding through the Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians program.

These five latest projects, none of which take place in south-central or south-eastern Manitoba will soon connect 17,262 households in the province to broadband Internet networks.

"I am delighted to announce that more families, businesses and individuals in Manitoba will soon have access to broadband Internet for the first time," said MP Hoeppner during the Nov. 6 announcement. "Our government is committed to creating new economic opportunities for northern and rural Canadians by expanding high-speed digital networks into their communities."

Economic Action Plan

The Conservative government under their Economic Action Plan provided $225 million for the development and implementation of a strategy to extend broadband coverage. By far the biggest component of this strategy is Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians, an initiative that targets Canadians living in unserved and underserved areas.

This latest round of conditionally approved funding builds on earlier project announcements, on May 9, and July 6-15. Together, these three rounds of announcements will make broadband connectivity available to nearly 250,000 Canadian households.

More Access

For the individuals, families and businesses that will soon have access to broadband Internet, important economic and social benefits, including telehealth, business opportunities and distance learning, will become available. More broadly, broadband Internet access will encourage economic development, spur innovation and improve the quality of life in hundreds of communities across Canada.

More details, including the areas covered by these projects, are available on the Broadband Canada website at www.ic.gc.ca/broadband.

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Quelle/Source: The Carman Valley Leader, 26.11.2010

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