With Canada’s rural communities continuing to struggle with affordable and reliable high-speed internet, president of the Federation of Northern Ontario (FONOM) Danny Whalen believes Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet project may have the answer to these connectivity problems (via TeslaNorth).
“We know today our citizens require greater connectivity than 50/10 megabits per second,” Whalen said as FONOM’s board of directors passed a new resolution in support of the technology. “FONOM believes that the Starlink program is our best option,” he added.
The resolution passed also calls on the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to permit the company a basic international telecommunications service license (BITS).
On July 6, the CRTC published the procedural letter on its website which states that the CRTC “received a number of interventions, both in support of and in opposition” to SpaceX’s request for a licence.
The letter further states that the CRTC provided SpaceX the opportunity to reply to these interventions.