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Amos calls for industry committee to examine CRTC’s rural broadband role

telecom | 05/09/2019 5:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — As the House industry committee prepares to begin a study on the state of Canada’s rural wireless infrastructure after the passage of the private member's motion M-208, the motion’s sponsor Liberal MP William Amos today told the committee that its focus should be on examining the role of the CRTC in improving rural access. “We need to engage in a dialogue with the CRTC and this committee is, I believe, the ideal organ for that dialogue to explore what more can be done,”...

Rural broadband spending should be priority in next budget: NDP MP

telecom | 02/21/2019 6:49 pm EST

Parliamentarians who stuck around the House of Commons for a Wednesday evening debate on a Liberal motion to take a hard look at Canada’s rural broadband gap said spending on underserved areas must be high up on the government’s agenda. “The NDP calls on the government to make the overdue, substantial investment in rural connectivity a priority in the 2019 federal budget,” NDP MP Wayne Stetski said on Wednesday, adding the 2018 budget didn’t do enough for rural Canadians who...