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Jul 23, 2014

Canada’s BCE to take Bell Aliant private in $3.7 billion deal

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s largest telecom company, BCE Inc, said on Wednesday it will pay C$3.95 billion ($3.68 billion) to take regional telecom Bell Aliant BA.TO private, buying the 56 percent stake it does not already own to cut expenses and bolster its offerings in Atlantic Canada.

Toronto-based BCE said the deal will result in C$100 million in annual cost savings, partly due to the elimination of duplicate public company costs.

Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014

Canada launches plan to improve Internet in remote areas

TORONTO, July 22 (Reuters) – The Canadian government on
Tuesday invited remote communities across the country that don’t
have high-speed Internet access to make a claim on some of the
C$305 million ($284 million) it plans to spend over the next
three years to upgrade access.

But consumer group OpenMedia.ca was skeptical of the move,
skewering both the Conservative government and Canada’s telecom
companies for failing to finish earlier projects on time or to
the scale required.

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    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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