There’s good news for many of Alberta’s remote and technologically-sidelined rural communities still waiting for access to high-speed internet services, says Art Price, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Axia NetMedia.
Well Canada… Today was the big day. This morning Axia’s CEO Art Price presented to the #CRTC. It was a welcomed conversation about Canada’s digital future and I think a breath of fresh air to the commission. As I have highlighted the past couple days, the conversation has largely centered around minimum standard of service that can be provided on Canada’s existing infrastructure. We took a different approach. We wanted to focus on Canada’s future and that means fibre.
Today was my second full day listening to the #CRTC hearings in Ottawa. The conversation started with the Canadian Hearing Society. It was a similar conversation to the previous day about how Canadians with disabilities are becoming more and more reliant on technology and it is imperative that they have access to sufficient broadband service.
Today was my first full day attending the CRTC public hearing. The morning started off with a conversation by Deaf Wireless Canada. A committee of concerned Canadian deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind wireless consumers that want fairness, equality and standard advertised packages. They raised many interesting points about access to service for deaf people. Large amounts of bandwidth are needed for the services they use because they largely consist of video sharing. This makes total sense… unfortunately in most areas they are forced to purchase bundled packages which include voice that many people in the deaf community do not use.