10/3 podcast: Why internet in Canada isn’t a level playing field

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For most Canadians, we think nothing of the ability to wake up and open social media apps on our phone, log onto our laptops for work, or tune into high-definition streaming on our TVs.

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But in Canada, that is not the reality for many people.

For people living in remote areas, or living on low incomes, the simple act of accessing the internet is either too slow, too expensive, or not available.

Jessica Mundie, the 2022 recipient Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism, joins the show to discuss why it’s so hard for some Canadians to access the internet, who is most affected and what the federal government is doing to try to remedy the problem.

Background reading: Inaccessible, unreliable, unaffordable: The struggle to get internet in rural Canada

Read the whole Left Behind series here.

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For comments or questions, feel free to reach out to Dave at dbreakenridge@postmedia.com

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