Intervention: Intervenor 42

Document Name: 2015-134.221923.2315015.Intervention(1dm9z01!).html

The current state of internet in Canada is again heading towards monopolization as consumer chose is eroded.Telus has recently chosen to enact artificially low bandwidth limits in western Canada in a bid to raise profits from existing infrastructure, while providing a disincentive to seek out alternative services such as iTunes, NetFlix, or digital alternatives for Video Game content as opposed to hard copies.Speeds have not kept up with global providers and we lag behind other less developed nations, although a reasonable degree of this can be contributed to the large land mass we are faced with and comparably lower population density.In urban areas when we see speeds consistent with other nations, but the overall bandwidth usage is heavily restricted and serve to make these speeds largely pointless. Upload speeds are pitiful and do not allow Canadians to participate in the same manner as citizens of other countries in regards to new and emerging collaborative technologies - possibly limiting Canadian content on YouTube, etc.