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New Internet Performance Data Shows the Staggering Scale of Canada’s Urban-Rural Digital Divide

In April, rural download speeds were nearly 12 times slower than those enjoyed by urban Canadians New data released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) shows significant differences in the internet speeds experienced by rural and urban Canadians. The data was generated by CIRA’s Internet Performance Test and was submitted yesterday into the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) consultation on barriers to rural broadband deployment. Today’s release comes on the heels of a …