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Building Networks - Why Rural Broadband Matters

Many of us take internet connectivity for granted.  For some, however, in rural communities even simple things like streaming a Netflix program is frustratingly unpredictable. This affects not only leisure time but also critical economic and social functions.  Running a business is impossible without good and affordable internet.  We are learning more from home.  We are bridging the health service access gap in rural and northern communities with tele-health services.  In this episode Mike speaks with Helen Hambly from the University of Guelph about why broadband matters and what we should be doing to improve it.

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