Published: July 14, 2015 - PDF (0.6 MB)
Yet the unique conditions and characteristics of rural and remote communities pose serious challenges for delivering essential services, including telecommunications services. This challenge is recognized by all orders of government and is mentioned specifically in Canada’s telecommunications policy objectives, which include “rendering reliable and affordable telecommunications services of high quality accessible to Canadians in both urban and rural areas in all regions of Canada.”
These comments respond to the topics and questions identified in Appendix B of Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134. These recommendations will help guide the Commission as it reviews its policies regarding basic telecommunications services in Canada.