CRTC broadband report is the first national, independent study on broadband performance in Canada, the first phase of which has been released. Issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the report confirms that Internet service providers (ISPs) largely meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds.
All the main wireline service providers in Canada – Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, Rogers, Cogeco, Eastlink, MTS, Northwestel, Shaw, TELUS and Vidéotron – participated in the study, with a view providing Canadians with a better understanding the Internet services they receive.
Speeds measured by 3000 volunteers’ whiteboxes correspond to those delivered to the home by the providers, not inside the home. This is because factors inside the home such as several devices being used at the same time and poor Wi-Fi connectivity may impact user performance.
Expanding the project’s scope, the CRTC will launch the second phase of the study this fall, engaging with Distributel, Nexicom, Primus, Teksavvy, VMedia, and Xplornet.
“We are grateful to the thousands of Canadians who volunteered for the first-ever broadband measurement project of its kind in Canada. We would also like to thank the ISPs who contributed to the success of this innovative initiative. The results of the first phase of the project provide valuable insight on the real-world performance of Internet services across Canada. Stay tuned for details about the second phase of the project, which will be launched in the coming weeks.”
Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC Chairman and CEO
To find out more, see How Does Your Internet Measure Up?