Cutting access to broadband? Are you crazy?

via theglobeandmail.com While the FCC just announced a major new commitment to enable new investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States, the Canadian government is cutting an important and hugely successful program to wire libraries …

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While the FCC just announced a major new commitment to enable new investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States, the Canadian government is cutting an important and hugely successful program to wire libraries and other community centres for public access to the Internet.

I cannot even begin to understand this decision. Canada is falling behind in the digital economy and the government is failing to articulate a vision or strategy to catch up. Call your MP and the Industry Minister.

4 thoughts on “Cutting access to broadband? Are you crazy?”

  1. I love Clement’s back-tracking – it was a "funding envelope misunderstanding". I guess all the letters sent to the CAP sites were in the wrong envelopes?

  2. Was a comprehensive program called Connecting Canadians – but nothing since – only political upside to do this again

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