Aitchison Invites Input On Party's Consultation On High Speed Internet
Scott Aitchison, MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, is encouraging local residents to participate in the Conservative caucus’ consultation process to connect rural Canadians by 2021.
Aitchison says “Today’s digital economy means that affordable, reliable access to consistent high-speed internet is critical for families & businesses. Despite the CRTC designating broadband as an essential service more than 5 years ago, many Canadians in rural and remote regions still do not have consistent access to this essential service.”
The issue is a particular concern in rural Canada and is made worse by COVID-19. Aitchison says “I have even had constituents tell me they are having to choose between educating or feeding their families.”
Conservatives are calling on the federal government to outline a concrete action plan to address this issue. This plan needs to connect all Canadians by 2021, at the speed benchmark that has been set by CRTC.
Follow the link to the consultation document: