Sunday, October 12, 2008

Harper Finally Answers The Burning Question on Canadians Minds

WHEN WILL YOU GIVE US BROADBAND?

IT'S BEEN A BONE OF CONTENTION FOR ALL OF US FOR HALF A CENTURY NOW.

OH. YOU'LL GIVE US BROADBAND IN 2016? WELL I WON'T ORDER SYMPATICO THEN. I'LL WAIT.


CBC News
A Conservative government would allocate up to $500 million by 2016 to extend Canada's broadband network into unserved rural and remote areas, party leader Stephen Harper said Saturday.

However, the private sector and other levels of government would have to match the federal money to pay for the $1.5-billion project.

Broadband access, which provides high-speed links to the internet, is an economic necessity in a knowledge economy, but "as it currently stands, one in 10 Canadians does not have access to broadband," a party news release said.

The Conservatives will provide $100 million a year for five years — starting in 2010-11 "at the latest" — to encourage private companies to extend their broadband networks.

The government needs to subsidize the private sector to deliver broadband because many communities have too few people or are too far from cities for companies to make a profit on the service.

Opposition critics have called for the government to allocate at least $2 billion to extending broadband service. The money should come from the more than $4.2 billion the government raised this summer by selling cellphone airwaves, Liberal critic Scott Brison has said.

SCREW NATIONAL DAYCARE AND KELOWNA AND KYOTO. WE NEED BROADBAND NOW!!!

5 comments:

jenn said...

James: your guy just threw childcare and pharmacare under the bus so that he could keep the carbon tax and $50 billion corporate tax cut.

James Curran said...

HE DIDN'T THROW ANYTHING UNDER THE BUS. HE SAID SOME PROGRAMS WILL BE DELAYED BU WILL MAKE IT UNDER HIS 4 YEAR PROGRAM. wHAT INTERVIEW DO YOU THINK YOU WERE WATCHING.

STOP READING OFF THE CONSERVATIVE TALKING POINTS. SOME OF US ARE PRETTY INTELLIGENT OUT HERE AND ACTUALLY LISTEN WHEN PEOPLE TALK.

HARPER JUST CALLED QUEBECKERS "USELESS". GOOD LUCK IN PQ NOW.

penlan said...

"However, the private sector and other levels of government would have to match the federal money to pay for the $1.5-billion project."

And that will take a while & it also takes a long time to lay the proper Cable lines etc., unless done through a phone line but still new lines are needed. To cover this country in all it's remote areas this will take quite some time & would not be available in 2016. More like 2018 or 2020 - at the very least.

In this day & age of communication broadband is needed in every area especially for businesses. And I don't believe Harper anyway. He's "say one thing, do another" ever since he's been elected. He's a liar & we all know that from watching him these past, almost, 3 years.

Dante said...

"WHEN WILL YOU GIVE US BROADBAND? "

2 1/2 years ago or now? I don't understand the question. Can we start again?

James Curran said...

The fundamentals of our economy are strong.