Government of Canada improves telecommunications services for Canadians

The Government of Canada is making sure that when it comes to telecom services, all Canadians benefit from improved quality, coverage and price.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, delivered a keynote address to the 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit. He announced a series of measures to improve telecom services for Canadians, including, Consultations to prepare Canada for 5G, the next - generation, hight - quality, wireless systems that will enable smart cities, connected cars, and e - health, A 100 million dollar budget 2018 investment that will improve coverage and connectivity in rule areas with low earth orbit satellites, Canada's new five year plan for wireless spectrum releases that will promote competition to health drive down prices for Canadians and deliver better quality and coverage, and the launch of connecting families, an initiative that will provide hundreds of thousands of Canadians with low - cost internet and will provide up to 50, 000 computers to eligible households through the Government of Canada's existing computer for schools program.

Taken together, these measures will continue to expand Canadians’ access to the digital economy and build on progress that the Government has made over the past year.