This is seen as a cost cutting move by the Government, due to recent budget cuts.
As a result, Telesat Canada is accelerating the installation of terminals and provision of expanded services. This wil result in improved broadband services in the north. Additional terminals have been installed in the far north and new clients are now taking advantage of high speed interactive broadband services to develop applications and test the delivery of: distance education; tele-health initiatives; e-government; and, services supporting scientific research stations.
Human error is suspected according to Russian state news agency Interfax in the loss today …