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Connecting Canadians in the North

For Canadians living in rural and remote parts of the country, having access to high speed broadband Internet brings with it new opportunities for entrepreneurship as well as access to new services. In a digitally-connected world, ensuring that rural and remote Canadians can connect and take full advantage of the digital economy is an important priority for the Government of Canada. To this end, on August 25, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $50 million toward the northern component of the Connecting Canadians program – a key component of the Digital Canada 150 strategy.