Today, Dan Harris seconds the report from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology on "E-Commerce in Canada: Pursuing the Promise".
In the 21st century digital economy, broadband internet has undeniably become critical infrastructurethat forms the backbone of e-commerce and innovative technologies. Therefore, while being online is a prerequisite for e‐commence, high speed networks are a necessity in order for Canadian businesses to compete in an increasingly global e-commerce market.
Large swaths of Canadian businesses and consumers that live outside urban centres continue to lack access to high‐speed broadband capabilities, cutting them out of the digital economy. Access to high-speed broadband Internet would limit this problem by allowing business development, tele‐commuting and access to important scientific tools for data sharing. Without equitable access to high‐speed broadband many businesses in rural and remote regions will lose their ability to compete in an increasingly global economy, something which the Government has a major responsibility in preventing.
To read the report click the link below: