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Ottawa seeks private backers in bid to fund installation of broadband in rural areas

Jan 01, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The federal Infrastructure Minister says he is looking to connect private backers with some of the country's rural and northern communities to pay for badly needed broadband internet connections.

Provincial governments have leaned heavily on the Liberals to use whatever influence they have with the Canada Infrastructure Bank to get it to fund broadband internet projects, particularly in rural and remote locations.

The Liberals created the bank in 2017 to take $35-billion in federal f...