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'Rural' Canada is not far from the city, and the internet still sucks

In today’s Big Story podcast, Halton Hills is just over an hour’s drive from Toronto. Many of its residents have been working from home for months. Issues were first raised about its internet connectivity 15 years ago—and many households struggle to get reliable connections today.

As the pandemic pushes everything online, regions in rural Canada struggle to keep up. And we all too often think of rural areas as sparsely populated lands far from big cities. But they aren’t. They’re often just down the road and they need help to get online.

GUEST: Melanie Hennessy, Georgetown Independent Free Press

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