Anyway, this is what I wrote in the Comments Section of the article:
Rural and northern communities are generally served by only one telco. The Liberals would be negotiating with a monopoly for a reasonable price to get these services to end-users. Good luck with that.What do you think?
If one is low on conspiracy theories today, one could imagine that Bell Canada would be on the other side of the negotiating table with the Liberals, since it is Bell that provides most of the infrastructure that needs to be expanded.
Bell has a long memory at being denied the opportunity to fleece Canadian taxpayers, and to make more obscene profits, by Harper's forced policy change on Income Trusts ... Bell was in process of converting, as was every other big corp ... tax revenues would have dropped terribly. Good decision, and the right decision by Harper, terrible optics.
Anyway, Bell owns, controls, and/or has VERY large share holdings in various print and TV media outlets. I'll leave it up to you to find out which, but don't be surprised if it's the same media outlets that are receiving their news articles from LPC HQ each morning, slagging the CPC and Jack.
To end this conspiracy theory, could this be one of the Liberals paybacks for a job "well done" to date? At taxpayer expense, of course. The Liberals wouldn't have it any other way!