Intervention: Intervenor 157

Document Name: 2015-134.223511.2376939.Intervention(1#y2301!).html

My comment is specifically towards download and upload speeds, and more specifically in regards to the ratios.Currently, it is not uncommon to see ratios of 20x greater download speeds or more (eg. Shaw Communications 120Mbps/6Mbps up, current top tier plans (Business and Consumer), **** 2015).If Canadian's wish to sit back and consume and purchase digital content, then the existing ratios fairly provide access to the internet in this manner. However, if Canadian's wish to contribute more than they consume to this vast digital economy, then that needs to be reflected in the ratios. From cloud services, to live streaming content to audiences worldwide, to producing and managing vast quantities of digital property, it is a large handicap to be forced into the upload slow lane.The directions the bits flow is opposite the direction the dollars flow, and Canada needs to be a net producer of digital goods to excel in the world economy.