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Canada promises additional C$750 million investment to broaden access to high-speed internet

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens while wearing a mask at a news conference held to discuss the country's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

OTTAWA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canada will put an additional C$750 million in a program to broaden access to high-speed internet, bringing total investment up to C$1.75 billion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday.

In a statement, Trudeau also said Ottawa had signed a C$600 million deal with Canadian satellite company Telesat to expand access to high-speed internet to remote regions such as the sparsely-populated Arctic territories.

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