Thank you, Madam Chair.
At the last meeting of our committee, Deputy Minister Kennedy told us about the desired mechanism, which is that for every dollar invested by the federal government in rural broadband access, but also in all government programs, the private sector should invest one dollar.
My question is for the people from the companies here today who are service providers.
Are you satisfied with existing programs? At this time, is it still appropriate to invest in the construction and maintenance of the network? By "appropriate" I mean cost-effective. Is it cost-effective for service providers to invest in the regional network in 2020?
Ms. Labrie from Cogeco could answer first.