Intervention: Lobo Iberico Restaraunt (Intervenor 44)

Document Name: 2015-134.221932.2315021.Intervention(1dm@501!).html

I support this CRTC inquiry into investigating whether we as Canadians are able to stay competitive in the digital economy. I will keep this short and to the point.Right now because of the monopoly that the Big Three companies have on our phone, cable and internet deals we are forced to live with overpaying HUGE amounts for what little internet we get. For example, I am promised by Rogers 75mb/s on my download speed, which I can assure you I only get 8mb/s on a good day. They might claim it is the area I live in, but when you are 20 minutes from the GTA in a modernised location, I don't see that being the real issue. This is in contrast to about 30+ other countries that are ahead of us in internet speeds which easily reach that, if not more. If we want to stay competitive, we need to vastly upgrade our nations infrastructure and open up Fibre lines across the inhabited southern border of Canada and start setting up high speed connections with the idea of upgrading to Fibre in the future in the northern territories and beyond. This would enable to vastly undermined and overlooked native populations from becoming more competitive in the digital sector and create more entrepreneurship amongst the youth. Fibre may be expensive now, I understand this, but when you invest in internet and internet freedoms, you invest in a much bigger idea which is bringing more information to more people, and giving them more tools to work with that information. It's a long term investment that IS GUARANTEED TO PAY OFF IN THE LONG TERM!!! A sure thing is something that you don't find often, but by investing in faster internet speeds for all, you do just that.So to summarize on what I think we need to stay relevant in the international business and digital scene, we need:Fibre internet as the goal to reach for all communities, in those that we cannot afford such a connection we need to at the very least set up more high-speed Broadband connections that reach the fringe communities in the Northern territories. Fibre infrastructure should be made widely available, and the prices the Big Three telecom companies are able to set should be mandated to be affordable. Perhaps take what FCC has done into account and consider labeling the internet as a utility.These are just my thoughts,Josh Hesse