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CRTC seeks speedier broadband access for all

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled that all Canadians — whether they live in crowded urban centres or remote communities across the second largest country in the world — should have access to both voice services and broadband Internet services on fixed and mobile wireless networks.

Mobile broadband services, with access to the latest mobile wireless technology, are also to be made available along major Canadian transportation corridors, in addition to homes and businesses.

“We heard from many Canadians, businesses and governments in...