Interventions Phase 2: Intervenor 649

Document Name: 2015-134.227065.2526427.Interventions Phase 2(1$5#j01!).html

I believe Broadband service is required for today's society. It should be accessible to all in Canada. Funding for these projects in the non-urban areas should be carefully considered before making a final decision. The taxpayer should not be burdened with the costs exclusively and neither should the telecom companies. I believe a balance of funding through private organizations, our government and the telecom companies should take place. The majority of Canadians utilize the internet services provided today (even though the pricing is outrageous). I consider my home line service essential. The pricing for telecommunication services needs to be reduced. Whether you live in an urban environment or non-urban; prices should be similar and affordable for all. For regular everyday communications, the speed should be 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up. This is more than sufficient for browsing, banking and emails.