Canada’s economic competitors are adopting 5G faster than Canada, and this represents a significant opportunity cost and potentially long-term ripple effects due to lost investments and contracts.
Nearly one million Canadians don't even have broadband internet access, or they have excessively expensive access compared to other G7 countries. In an increasingly technology-driven world, people who don’t have access to fast, reliable broadband services are victims of a new type of social inequality, writes Michelle Rempel Garner. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
The introduction of 5G presents all Canadians with great opportunity, but Canada may not yet be in a position to capitalize on it. This is a situation that we must rectify.
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