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NORTHERN LIGHTS 2014: Improving the North’s broadband problem needs to be a priority – and requires more creativity


OTTAWA - Expanding the basic service objective (BSO) to include broadband, making the contribution subsidy portable to non-incumbents and enabling the development of open access networks are just three ways that can help improve broadband connectivity in Canada’s most remote northern communities, a conference in Ottawa heard.At the Northern Lights 2014 conference and trade show in Ottawa on Saturday, Adam Fiser, senior research associate at the Conference Board of Canada, noted during a panel sessions on communications for the North that the CRTC is hamstrung in its efforts to create regulatory conditions that could lead to greater broadband network deployment...