From time to time on Spark, we hear from listeners who are frustrated with the fact that they're stuck on dial-up, and don't inhabit the downloading, video-watching, world we describe on Spark. Now, the digital divide is a serious problem, and one we're keen to look into more, but while we were thinking about how to cover it, we realized that "rural broadband" is a bit of a tongue twister! As we started thinking of it: "rural broadband: it's hard to say, and even harder to get!"
We'd love it if you'd help us make a 'sting' for our show. Just call in to our toll-free (in Canada) hotline, 1-877-34-SPARK, and say "rural broadband" five times fast. We're not asking you to do this out of the goodness of your heart, either. We'll pick one name at random and give that person a snappy SPARK re-usable grocery bag. Just say your name, phone number and 'rural broadband' five times fast. (We won't put phone numbers on the air).
Thanks for your help!