Interventions Phase 2: Intervenor 643

Document Name: 2015-134.227059.2525912.Interventions Phase 2(1$50801!).html

Basic Internet should be available to areas outside of large centres. The costs may be higher due to facilitiy requirements to provide basic and High speed however the costs should be reasonable, and affordable. The fees for basic phone service are higher in many rural areas, internet would follow the same cost scale. High speed internet would cost more however, once Basic internet is available there is minimal cost to the provider to increase to high speed. Costs would be determined by the number of users requesting high speed internet. The cost of supplying facilities outside large centres should not be paid for by all users in a form of tax or monthly increases. Internet providers should work together to share the costs of providing Internet to outside areas making it affordable and profitable to all. Basic Internet will not replace phone service, the voice is to choppy and difficult to understand; Bell should not use this as an argument for providing basic Internet only.