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Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de l'industrie, des sciences et de la technologie

For immediate release


NEWS RELEASE


BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN RURAL CANADA

Ottawa, June 09, 2017 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will soon begin a study on broadband connectivity in rural regions. Canadians are invited to submit briefs no longer than 10 pages. The motion for this study is as follows:

That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology undertake a study on broadband connectivity, with a primary focus on developing a plan to improve rural connectivity, and demonstrating its impact on local rural economies, including community engagement; that the committee make recommendations that identify and address:

a) what constitutes acceptable high-speed service,

b) the financial challenges of implementing high-speed services,

c) the regulatory changes to encourage the implementation of high-speed service;

that the study consist of not more than six (6) meetings; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

The witness testimony for this study will be available on the Committee website.

For information on how to prepare a submission, please consult the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees.

Written briefs may be sent to: INDU@parl.gc.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Danielle Widmer, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Tel: 613-947-1971
E-mail: INDU@parl.gc.ca