Innovation, Trade and Rural Development
November 22, 2006

Media Advisory: Media Technical Briefing - Government�s Broadband Initiative

Representatives from the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development (INTRD) will hold a technical briefing today, November 22, at 10:00 a.m., in INTRD's main boardroom, 2nd Floor, West Block, Confederation Building.

During the briefing, media will get an overview of government�s broadband initiative, the transgulf fibre optic project and the EWA Report which assessed the fibre optic proposal. The briefing will run for approximately 30 minutes. Cameras, recorders, etc. will not be permitted at the briefing. The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, will be available for interviews directly following the briefing.

Media contact:
Lynn Evans
Director of Communications
Innovation, Trade and Rural Development
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4570, 690-6290 

2006 11 22                                                        8:30 a.m.

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