17 August 2009

Towns left off branch lines, no plan from gov’t to help

Apparently, there are many towns in Newfoundland that will not be receiving high speed internet service.

This despite a $10 million plus investment dating back to 2005  - not 2008 as the Telly states – which was premised, in part, on bringing the marvels of modern technology to many parts of the province that otherwise wouldn’t receive them.

As for those left out of government’s scheme for Internet railway branch lines, the province’s innovation minister has an innovative solution:  maybe somebody else will invent something to fix their problem and then government can take another look at it.  But apparently government has no plans to deal with them now:

"In two or three years' time, there might be new communications or there might be a new initiative in government to try and help those people.”