Intervention: Thetis Island Resident's Association (Intervenor 152)

Document Name: 2015-134.223440.2397234.Intervention(1fdp%01!).html

We have been denied access to Hi-Speed Internet by TELUS Corporation. This has been an issue that has been going on for years.TELUS has also stopped providing a phone line for our community VIA Dial-Up service to UNISERVE our service provider. TELUS will not provide the infrastructure needed for an upgrade to our areaI have been writing the CRTC and many levels of government and agencies for a few years with absolutelyo no support.This situation has become aterrible burden for our community members. In this day and age it is unbelievable that certain rural areas have no Hi-Speed access. The government of China is even making Hi-Speed a priority!Steve ****,Chair/Pres Thetis Island Resident's AssociationRaisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearanceThe lack of access to Hi-Speed Internet service in our Gulf Island community.We have been requesting support for years on this issue and to date have received no assistance what so ever.I ahve been writing letters to all levels of government, agencies for a number of years.Since letters, phone calls, editorials have not gotten us anywhere, I feel a public appearance may have more of an impact.Sometimes face to face dialogue has more meaning, especially when dealing with large organizations and branches of government