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CRTC establishes new set of broadband goals

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has set a target for broadband Internet access services across Canada.


May 6, 2011  


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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has set a target for broadband Internet access services across Canada.

By the end of 2015, the CRTC expects all Canadians to have access to broadband speeds of at least 5 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads.

“A well-developed broadband infrastructure will serve as a gateway for Canadians to participate in the digital economy,” said CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein.

“The target we have established is the minimum speed we believe consumers in rural and remote areas should be able to receive. The industry is actively responding to market demands and we have every confidence in its ability to meet the target.”