From this data on the OECD site, it looks like Canadian consumers pay the third highest rates per megabit/sec in the world. Statistics show most of the growth in super high speed networks will come from fibre rollouts, not DSL or cable. About one in ten consumers around the world access the internet over fibre.

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According to a new OECD paper, government investment could be justified based on even small direct benefits in just four key sectors of the economy – electricity, health, education and transportation. The full paper is available here.

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