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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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Jul 17, 2014

Trip Tips: Toronto, the Great White North’s summer surprise

TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) – Perhaps most famous for having
a mayor who has admitted smoking crack cocaine, Toronto has much
more than salacious headlines to offer the intrepid visitor,
especially when snow is far from the collective consciousness.

With a winter that can send recent immigrants into shock,
Toronto is best visited between May and September, when it is
awash with festivals and events, and patios are jammed with
locals enjoying a long-awaited outdoor pint.

    • 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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      2007
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