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Barb Stamatinos had been on a waiting list for four years to get internet access when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.   

Stamatinos is an administrator with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and she is wondering why her family has had to install essential technology on their Jedburgh, Sask., area farm northwest of Yorkton, at their own cost during a crisis.

“It takes me 20 minutes to download a 200-page document,” said Stamatinos, describing how she moves her work space to different rooms to find the best cellphone reception.

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: May 13th, 2020

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/internet-rural-remote-saskatchewan-covid-19-1.5562476

Discussion

  1. Does the government have a duty to make sure there is equal access to internet service?
  2. How will satellite-based internet service change the game for rural communities?

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