The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today begins a public hearing which will tackle whether or not high-speed Internet should be considered a basic communication service.
Dozens of broadband issues will be considered in the regulators Lets #TalkBroadband hearing but the main focus is expected to be four key questions:
- How should broadband access be extended throughout Canada and its remote northern territories?
- Should high-speed Internet access be considered a basic telecom service?
- If it should, how will broadband speeds and services be defined?
- How will the service be paid for?