Interventions Phase 2: Intervenor 396

Document Name: 2015-134.226701.2518712.Interventions Phase 2(1hzg801!).html

My name is **** Rose. I live on Quadra Island, British Columbia. Our internet service on Quadra is pathetic. I can not purchase broad band internet from ANY provider. My local NDP representative has told me Telus won't do anything without a change of government and government support. I am very frustrated as we are a ten minute ferry ride from Campbell River, a town in which people get high speed broad band with little difficulty. I have had to purchase an expensive Data plan through my cel provider just to have useful internet when I'm at home. Telus so called high speed ADSL is useless and bogs down even loading a web page let alone streaming.. Why do I have to live in an internet ghetto? Why isn't the government compelling providers to provide broadband internet to rural and semi rural Canadians?