Rural, Indigenous, connectivity won’t improve by 2030 if Gov. keeps current goals in place : Report

Canada’s targets of reaching connectivity speeds of 50 Mbps for downloads and 10 Mbps for uploads with unlimited monthly data transfer (50/10 unlimited)  “are insufficient and will not meet the needs of rural, remote and Indigenous communities,” according to a new report which recommends the government change its “complex” broadband funding schemes, spectrum allocation approach, and data collection methods. 

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Nova Scotia Department of Justice failed privacy obligations: watchdog 

The Nova Scotia provincial privacy watchdog has admonished the province’s Department of Justice for not living up to its obligations under Nova Scotia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and failing to confirm whether or not inmate phone calls recorded by the Department of Justice in a correctional facility were deleted by a private contractor. 

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CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and vary application with the CRTC, in which the trade group representing smaller independent and wholesale-based Internet Service Providers is asking the regulator to reassess its July decision on access to in-building wire (IBW) in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). 

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