CRTC decision

Canada’s telecom regulator is making full access to ultra-high-speed Internet services a reality.

The CRTC says the country has no choice even though it will be costly at tens of billions of dollars.

It wants to ensure internet service across Canada offers speeds of at least 50 megabits per second for downloading data and 10 megabits for uploading.

It also is not proposing a cap on the cost to customers as it did with the so-called basic skinny TV packages for cable TV providers.