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CRTC issues annual report on the communications industry

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently issued its annual Communicatio...


August 4, 2010  


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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently issued its annual Communications Monitoring Report. The report, which is based on 2009 data, provides an overview of the Canadian telecommunications and broadcasting industries.

 

In 2009, the communications industry accounted for 4.6% of Canada’s gross domestic product with overall revenues rising 2.1% to $55.4 billion, compared with revenues of $54.3 billion the previous year.

 

The telecommunications industry reported a 1.8% increase in overall revenues to reach $41 billion for 2009. The wireless and Internet sectors posted positive results, while revenues for long-distance and local residential telephone services continued to decline.

 

Broadband Internet, which enables the streaming and downloading of high-quality broadcasting content, was available to nearly every home through a variety of service providers.

 

In addition, the percentage of Canadians that could access the Internet using their cell phones went from 91% to 96% in one year.