Issues & Resources
Canadians rely on the internet to work, learn, and play. But in rural Alberta, only 40% of households have access to an internet connection that meets the federal government’s basic service speed of 50 Mbps download / 10 Mbps upload.
This page provides a list of background reports on Alberta's telecommunications landscape, as well as recommendations submitted to federal government panels.
Government review responses
Lend your voice to ARCC’s Broadband Fund policy review consultation
The ARCC Policy Committee has drafted a response to the CRTC Telecom Notice of Consultation 2023-89: Call for comments – Broadband Fund policy review.
Deadline: July 20, 2023
Reports from our community
- Evaluating Connectivity In First Nations Communities In BC, Alberta and Manitoba (Cybera, 2020)
- Impact of COVID-19 On Rural Internet In Alberta, And Necessary Next Steps (Cybera white paper, 2020)
- Broadband 101 (University of Alberta, 2016)
- Understanding Community Broadband: The Alberta Broadband Toolkit (University of Alberta, 2016)
Government Telecommunications Panel Submissions
- CRTC Consultation on Appropriate Network Configuration For Disaggregated Wholesale High-Speed Access Services (Cybera, 2020)
- CRTC Consultation Regarding Potential Barriers to the Deployment of Broadband-Capable Networks in Underserved Areas in Canada (Cybera, 2019)
- CRTC Consultation on the Application Guide for the Broadband Fund (Cybera, 2019)
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