CRTC wants Canadians to have access to an unlimited data plan option and speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today declared that broadband access Internet service is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. The CRTC is also setting ambitious new speed targets and creating a new fund that will invest up to $750 million over and above existing government programs.
High quality and reliable digital connectivity is essential for the quality of life of Canadians and Canada’s economic prosperity.” – said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC
Vancouver-based OpenMedia, a pro-internet organization, described the decision as “truly historic.”