Canada: basic broadband service

Canada: basic broadband service

Tech December 22, 2016 13:27

OTTAWA - Canada has determined that broadband is a 'basic telecommunications service' '. All Canadians should have access to an Internet connection with a download speed of 50 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps' 'to participate in the digital economy.'

Besides setting minimum rates given the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission fixed broadband should offer an unlimited data connection. The latest in wireless mobile technology also should not only be available in homes and businesses, but also along the main roads of the North American country.

To achieve all this, the Canadian government 750 million Canadian dollars, more than 530 million made available. That money should be used over the next five years in areas that are still not operable to provide fast Internet connections.

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