Results for - Internet: The new fundamental need of Human Beings

3,003 voters participated in this survey

The high cost of internet access in Canada is leaving low-income families behind, says a national organization that is calling on the federal government to act. ACORN Canada, a charitable organization that advocates for low- to moderate-income families, released a report on Tuesday that says "digital equity" must become a federal priority. In the report, Barriers to Digital Equity in Canada, ACORN Canada says Canadians need online access to apply for jobs, complete school work, download government forms, pay bills and connect with family and friends, and it argues that internet access has become a basic human right. The high cost of internet in Canada is a well-documented problem that disproportionately impacts low- and moderate-income households, the report says.

1. In your opinion, is an "internet service" a basic need for you to live happily?

Yes
59%
1,829 votes
No
41%
1,271 votes

2. Do you think you have an expensive home internet plan from your internet provider?

Yes
55%
1,706 votes
No
45%
1,394 votes

3. Given that people now need to get online to navigate daily life, the report says the government is obligated to ensure affordable, fast and reliable internet access for all Canadians. Do you think it is government's responsibility to provide every one with fast and cheap internet (digital equity)?

Yes
55%
1,710 votes
No
45%
1,390 votes

4. How much do you pay for your home internet services?

30$ and less / month
10%
314 votes
30$ to 40$ / month
12%
369 votes
40$ to 50$ / month
17%
519 votes
50$ to 60$ / month
15%
471 votes
60$ and more/ month
36%
1,113 votes
Not Applicable
10%
314 votes
08/15/2019 Technology 3003 81 By: Tellwut

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