May 28th, 2021
NDP react to CRTC’s move to reverse decision to drop wholesale internet rates
The NDP’s Critic for Telecommunications, Brian Masse, made the following statement:
I am deeply discouraged with the CRTC’s move to reverse their decision to drop wholesale internet rates.
This will have a direct and negative impact on Canadians, causing already high internet prices to skyrocket.
During this pandemic, Canadians have been more dependant than ever on high-speed Internet connection for work, school, business and innovation; it is an essential service. Keeping people connected depends on the availability of accessible and reliable internet. However, rather than looking out for Canadians, the Liberals have chosen to side with big telecom companies, allowing them to charge more for these vital services.
While Liberals always stand up for big corporations to the detriment of Canadians, New Democrats will continue to fight for affordable and more reliable high-speed broadband internet for all.