Skip to main content

CRTC says broadband internet is a basic service

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has declared in a new ruling that broadband internet access is a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians.

The CRTC will also be creating a new fund to invest up to $750 million CAD over the next five years, this is on top of existing government programs.

The commission is set their target at 50 megabits per second (Mbps) for download speeds and 10 Mbps for uploads. This is about 10 times higher than the CRTC’s last internet speed targets from 2011, which were 5 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads.

The new targets are speed requirements are not the minimum that internet service providers must offer but the CRTC wants telecoms to make 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up available to all customers across Canada including rural areas.

In addition, the latest ruling also states that internet providers are obligated to offer unlimited data options for fixed broadband services. The main goal of this new ruling by the CRTC is to help expand and improve internet access in rural areas of Canada where it is either unavailable or very slow.

Source: CRTC

 

 

 

 

 




from TheCanadianTechie http://ift.tt/2h9aOIE
via IFTTT

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Nintendo Wii U Preview Event Recap

Nintendo had a press conference yesterday in New York called the "Wii U Preview Event".
Here are some of the highlights what Nintendo announced yesterday

Wii U Pricing and Release DateSome Wii U Features like Nintendo TViiThe Launch Title list and Game Pricing
Wii U Pricing and Release Date Nintendo revealed that the Wii U will be starting at $299.99 for the "Basic" Version. The "Basic" Version of the Wii U will include a white Wii U console with 8GB of storage (yes that's right only 8GB, for the basic version anyway), a GamePad, AC adapters, a Wii U Sensor bar, stands for the console and the GamePad and a HDMI Cable. The Deluxe Version that cost $349.99 includes all that is included in the Basic Version but all in black and instead of 8GB or storage, you get bumped up to 32GB and plus you will also get charging cradles and a FREE copy of Nintendoland. The Deluxe Version will also include access to "Digital Download" credit that can be used to do…

Happy Pi (3.141592654) Day!

Yes, Today and every March 14th it is what as known as Pi Day, why you may ask, it is because it is the 3rd month and the 14th day which is the first digits of the mathematical number known as Pi. So go out and enjoy some Pi along with these images to get you started and a song about Pi.





CES 2017 Day Two: Everything you need to know

Today (January 6th, 2016) is the second official day of CES 2016 and there were still a few announcements that were made but not as many as the past few days.Volkswagen & Amazon’s AlexaFord is not the only car manufacturer that is planning on bringing Amazon’s Alexa to their vehicles. Volkswagen has also announced that it will be building Alexa into their cars.Alexa support for Volkswagen vehicles will come in two forms. The first is when you’re at home and you can use Alexa (via your Echo) to check fuel levels, order parts and send directions to your vehicle’s built-in navigation system. Then when you are in your car, you’ll be able to control your smart home devices, set reminders and so forth.Volkswagen hasn’t said when or which vehicles will get Alexa support, they’ve only said that they’re working on it.Source: AmazonU by Moen (Wi-Fi-connected shower) It seems like everything is internet-connected in some way or another. From thermostats and fridges to lights and now even a sh…