Liberals pledge expanded broadband

Manitoba Liberals promise to expand broadband Internet service across the province if elected as government.
Leader Jon Gerrard said his party would bring high-speed connectivity to every community in Manitoba by 2015. (CBC)

Manitoba Liberals promise to expand broadband Internet service across the province if elected as government.

Leader Jon Gerrard said his party would bring high-speed connectivity to every community in the province by 2015 if his party wins the Oct. 4 election.

Gerrard said broadband is essential to education and economic development.

The initiative would cost $1.9 million in the first year, although it's unclear how much more money would be needed after that.