FCM and Rural Broadband Final Submission Report – May 2016

June 10, 2016 Tom No comments exist
Photo by Haiku Stairs, Kaneohe, United States
Photo by Haiku Stairs, Kaneohe, United States

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recently submitted its final submission to the CRTC Review of Basic Telecommunication Services on May 25, 2016. In FCM’s view, the Commission’s current target speeds for broadband – a minimum of 5Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload are no longer sufficient to to meet the minimum needs of Canadians. It is interesting that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised its benchmark  for “advance” broadband access to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload and basic access to 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

 

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