2014 CRTC: Review of Satellite Services

CRTC 2014-44 – Review of Satellite Services

In 2014, the FMCC participated in the CRTC’s inquiry about satellite services in Canada. Many First Nations and Inuit communities are dependent on satellite services for telephone services and data applications. However, the CRTC determined that a clear ‘digital divide’ exists between communities that can access terrestrial infrastructure and services, and those that rely on satellites. In this context, the FMCC raised several concerns regarding issues of access and affordability of satellite services, and also pointed out some innovative ways that Indigenous and non-profit organizations are providing satellite services to these communities.

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