As Canadians discuss how we can place the Internet at the heart of our cultural future, we must make clear that developing and implementing a national broadband strategy is the only way to ensure all Canadians can access the Internet in a way that allows them to both create and consume content.
And last December, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) did something amazing — they mandated that the Internet is a basic service.4
Now, we need to take the next step. We need to build on the CRTC’s vision of a coordinated national broadband strategy to ensure every Canadian has access to broadband Internet services, so we can all be on a level playing field.5
A comprehensive national broadband strategy will include structural separation and open up access to Canada’s wireless networks by allowing Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).
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