moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (access to transparent and accurate broadband services information).
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to table this legislation.
Canadians know how important access to high-quality Internet service is. Unfortunately, they also know that for too many Canadians access to high-speed Internet is out of reach.
For years, Canadians have found themselves purchasing Internet services at sky-high prices, only to realize that the quality and the speed they expected to receive is nowhere near what they actually receive. This bill would require Internet companies to provide Canadians with a reliable and comparable indicator of the speeds they can realistically expect.
Rural Canadians, and seniors in particular, have felt cheated and misled by large Internet service providers. It is time to provide them with the transparency they deserve.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)