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Jan
3
2017

Rural broadband Connect to Innovate program

The Canadian Government is to target backbone Internet connections with a $500-million Connect to Innovate rural broadband program. The program will emphasize funding for projects to build “backbone” networks, as opposed to “digital highways that move data in and out of communities.” Calls for new rural broadband projects Innovation Science and Economic Development’s program supports […]

Dec
22
2016

Canada declares high-speed broadband a basic human right

Canada has declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. Previously, only landline telephone services had received this designation from Canada’s communications regulator, CRTC, and the change is supported by a government investment package of up to $750 million to wire up rural areas. “The future […]

Oct
7
2016

CRTC releases groundbreaking broadband performance report

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 […]

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