Communication Providers Applaud Commitment to Broadband Infrastructure

QUISPAMSIS (NB), June 6, 2018 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) applauds the Minister of Innovation for his speech today at the 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit, and his government’s continued focus on the need for increased broadband infrastructure investment.

“The CCSA continues to be very encouraged by the government’s commitment to broadband investment,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA.  “The Connect to Innovate program is already making a difference in communities where, because of market realities, government help is needed.  The Minister’s remarks today are an important indicator that the government shares our view that, in today’s economy, high-speed broadband infrastructure is just as important as roads and bridges.”



The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services.  For more information, visit

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Cheryl Mangusso
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Phone:  (506) 849-1334 ext. 217