Intervention: Intervenor 126

Document Name: 2015-134.223073.2339623.Intervention(1#59j01!).html

I live in **** Hood Nova Scotia. The fastest Internet service I can get is 1.5 Mbps via DSL, and I pay $50 a month for it, but only get 0.8 Mbps when running a speed test. Current websites and applications are much more intensive than they used to be and this speed is too slow to do anything other than basic emails without attachments. Anything else is fraught with frustrations and delays. 1.5 Mbps should not be considered "high speed" internet anymore, especially when we look at the offerings in urban centre. We have the technology, the internet is part of our infrastructure and no business can function without it. At this point, saying that it would be like parts of the country not having telephone or radio or even paved roads to an acceptable standard, would not be an unfair analogy.