The Globe & Mail: Make high-speed Internet ‘basic service,’ CRTC urged
“The Montreal MP (Liberal MP Marc Garneau ) stressed that the regulator should make high-speed Internet part of its mandate and suggested a goal of delivering download speeds of 1.5 megabits per second (mbps) by 2014 and about 4 mbps by 2020. In remote areas, the high cost of delivering service does not provide private-sector companies with a sufficient return on investment to justify building infrastructure.”
Isn’t nice of Mr. Garneau to suggest that we commit to a multi billion boondoggle that is ripe for mismanagement and cost over runs. Why stop at 4mbps? Why not fibre optic to everyones home? What someone does not have a computer?… Oh yeah lets just add that to the tab – who cares it’s just someone else’s money.
Update: Thanks for the grammar suggestions from everyone. Being an Engineer has eroded my writing skills over the years. Perhaps a remedial night class is in order :^)