An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (access to transparent and accurate broadband services information)

This bill was last introduced in the 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2021.

Sponsor

Dan Mazier  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Second reading (House), as of May 31, 2021
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Telecommunications Act to require Canadian carriers to make easily available certain information in respect of the fixed broadband services that they offer and provide. It also requires the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to hold public hearings in order to determine the form and manner in which the information is to be provided to the public.

Elsewhere

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Telecommunications ActRoutine Proceedings

May 27th, 2021 / 10:45 a.m.
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Conservative

Dan Mazier Conservative Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa, MB

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)