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Dial-up Internet surviving despite broadband access

telecom | 05/07/2014 8:50 pm EDT

The continuing use of dial-up Internet access by more than 100,000 Canadians, despite the CRTC’s assertion that broadband is now available to almost every household in the country, shows the limits of access targets, according to telecom lawyer Tamir Israel. Israel, staff lawyer with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, said in a phone interview on Wednesday that the continuing use of dial-up shows that universal access doesn’t translate into more usage. “Access is a relative term,” he said. “In some rural areas, you're talking about...