Cable & Telecom

BSO Hearing Day 4: Individual Canadians bring broadband affordability challenge into focus for commissioners

GATINEAU – So far, the CRTC’s basic service objective (BSO) hearing has been largely focused on broadband backbone network, speed and data caps, but on Thursday, the panel of commissioners were dealt doses of reality on the need to implement a low cost broadband service when the broad Affordability Access Coalition (AAC) making its appearance.AAC is a collection of organizations including the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Consumers Association of Canada (CAC), the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and others. The group argued that a minimum basic broadband should carry speeds of 10 Mbps download and...