Interventions Phase 2: Intervenor 680

Document Name: 2015-134.227117.2529579.Interventions Phase 2(1$7%301!).html

What telecommunications services do Canadians consider necessary to participate in the digital economy?Broadband internet that can support email and web-browsing. Which services do Canadians rely on the most to communicate?Online shopping, online research, filing taxes and engaging in social media. Should the prices for telecommunications services in Canada be similar between urban and non-urban areas?Yes, but they don't necessarily need to be the same. If subsidies are required to support regional services, they should be provided by the government, and not the Telcos. What upload and download speeds for broadband Internet service would meet Canadians’ needs?A broadband connection with a download speed of 5 Mbps and an upload speed of 1 Mbps will easily allow Canadians to participate in the digital economy.