In response to changes proposed by Industry Canada that affect rural Internet service in the Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas, DGSO-003-14, dated August 19, 2014 (the “Consultation Paper”) CLA sent a letter to Mr. Peter Hill, Director General, Spectrum Management Operations Branch of Industry Canada expressing or concern. We believe that all Canadians deserve universal, equitable, and affordable access to robust information technology networks in order for them to participate in an information-driven economy. More specifically, we represent many public and academic libraries in rural areas that rely on wireless rural broadband, and whose communities in turn rely on the library as a provider of access. The letter responds specifically to the proposals in questions 1, 7 and 8 of the Consultation Paper.
Response from The Hon. James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry (Adobe PDF File)
Response_James_Moore (Adobe PDF File)