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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 […]

Aug
21
2016

Enhanced microwave radio system in Northern Labrador

Northern Labrador broadband services will be expanded thanks in part to investments by the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Federal and provincial governments, along with partners the Nunatsiavut Government, the Mushuau Innu First Nation, Bell Aliant and Vale, will invest a total of $3 million to enhance the existing microwave […]

Aug
11
2016

Digital Divide demonstrated by CRTC broadband availability map

Canada’s digital divide is clearly demonstrated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) where sluggish internet access in northern rural remote areas is falling below CRTC recommendations. This map of Canadian connectivity shows the availability of broadband access at or above target speeds of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload […]

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