Investigates

Cartt.ca Investigates: Why broadband still is not yet essential; and 5G’s challenges

Part VIII in our series on rewriting the Telecom and Broadcasting ActsIT’S BEEN PRETTY CLEAR throughout Cartt.ca’s investigation of the opportunities and challenges associated with modernizing Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting legislative frameworks that the Broadcasting Act appears most in need of updating.We won’t rehash it here (check the prior seven articles on our “Investigates” page), but think Netflix and their online TV provider brethren and the myriad challenges facing media. That said, the Telecommunications Act requires some tweaking, too, according to interviews and comments in industry fora.It’s been nearly two years since broadband services were deemed an essential telecommunications service....