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Advocacy groups ask CRTC for subsidies, to ‘champion’ Internet access

telecom | 04/14/2016 8:02 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — CRTC commissioners drilled into what should constitute a need versus a want when it comes to access to broadband Internet Thursday, during the fourth day of a three-week hearing into basic telecom services. The majority of Thursday’s session was consumed by members of the Affordable Access Coalition as they faced questions from the five-person panel. The coalition is comprised of five advocacy groups: the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), Association of...