3% of Canadians still on dial up Internet

Is Your Internet Fast Enough?

Dial Up InternetSometimes, it’s nice to move along at a leisurely pace, stop and smell the roses as they say. Never does that apply to traversing the Internet. Whether they’re using the Internet for business or entertainment, people want pages to load with lightning speed.

On Jun. 5, 2012, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it is looking into broadband testing programs that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United Kingdom’s Ofcom are conducting, with the hope that it can quell consumers’ grumblings about maximum advertised Internet speeds.

To be fair, part of the problem for about 3% of Canadians could be that they’re still using dial up Internet connections. Those living in rural areas can’t access the Internet by any other means. For those who can use more modern methods to connect to the Internet, the CRTC’s acting chairman Leonard Katz told the Globe and Mail that the CRTC is collaborating on a pilot project with an Internet Service Provider that — at the time of this post — remains nameless.

The CRTC has also established “speed targets” that are designed to ensure that Canadians can download and upload data at a rate of at least 5 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2015. The CRTC has also tasked ISPs with educating consumers about bandwidth.

When it comes to the Internet, especially when using it for business, slow and steady will no longer suffice. Canadians need the increased speed that the CRTC intends for them to have by 2015 in order to do business quickly and efficiently.

Are you concerned about your Internet speed?  Call us today and speak to one of our technical team members about your business Internet services.