CCSA welcomes Government’s Increased Investment in Broadband

QUISPAMSIS (NB), April 20, 2021 – The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) welcomes the Government’s planned additional $1 billion investment in extending broadband services to Canadians, as announced in yesterday’s federal budget.

“We would like to thank the government for this substantial new funding contribution to rural broadband expansion in order to connect every Canadian to high-speed internet,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA. “While we look forward to seeing details as to how the new funds will be incorporated into the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), we are confident that this extra money will make a big difference in ensuring  that all Canadians get connected and can participate in the digital economy.”

“We are particularly interested in learning how this new increase to the UBF will support smaller, locally-based providers which best know the broadband needs of their communities as they are based in those communities and are already working in the field,” concluded Thomson.

ABOUT THE CCSA

The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 100 Independent companies providing bundled internet, TV & telephone services to hundreds of thousands of Canadians in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. CCSA Members include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. For more information, visit http://ccsaonline.ca.

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