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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 […]

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 […]

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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