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LETTER: High-speed needed now

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Just think if P.E.I. had better high-speed internet, call centre workers could work from home. VOIP phones could work anywhere if the latency (quality) and speed were better (including 811). Any parents trying to homeschool their children know full well the importance of high speed. Small businesses, which many have laid off workers, trying to do cloud accounting or web-based business are frustrated. Medical, and in particular telemedicine, video tele-conferencing are virtually impossible without a quality back bone infrastructure.

#PEICovid19 has shown the inequities of urban and rural. Why has our high-speed infrastructure not been dealt with? Minister Matthew MacKay, we need answers and we need them now. Even Premier Dennis King understands the issues and quality of remote internet having been at home in quarantine. Who is blocking the real solutions communities need? I suggest getting new advisers if those high-paid experts aren't providing the timely answers.


Alan Hicken,
Charlottetown

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