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

News | 10/29/2021 5:48 pm EDT
ISED graph representing satellite-dependent communities in Canada (screenshot from CCA 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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