Is $193 million the total Government of Alberta commitment to building SuperNet?

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Is $193 million the total Government of Alberta commitment to building SuperNet?

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The $193 million commitment is the maximum government contribution towards building the network. Any additional costs related to the build will be the responsibility of Bell Intrigna. As a complementary part of the contractual agreement, the Government of Alberta will also purchase $169 million worth of telecommunication services from Bell Intrigna over a period of ten years, which represents about half of government’s expected telecommunications expenditure during that period. How does this tie into the federal government broadband initiative? Alberta is leading the nation in terms of the scope and innovative approach to SuperNet. We are encouraged that the federal government is studying the issue of high-speed broadband access for all Canadians and we will continue to work with them to determine how Alberta can become part of a national broadband network in a way that best serves Albertans and equitably recognizes the commitment we have shown in addressing the broadband issue provinc

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