Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Bell Canada and Nortel Study Broadband in Rural Communities

Bell Canada and Nortel launched a research project in the town of Chapleau, Ontario, to study the impact of advanced technology on rural and dispersed communities. Project Chapleau will evaluate the positive effect of technology and how it stimulates economic, healthcare, education and social activity in the community. The two companies will contribute technology and other resources to enable broadband access service in Chapleau, as well the applications necessary to fully leverage this technology.

Chapleau is a Northern Ontario community of approximately 3,000 people and lies about 320 kilometers northeast of Sault Ste. Marie. Chapleau, whose main industries are rail transportation and forestry, is located within the Boreal Forest Region and the Arctic Watershed.

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