The Basic Service Objective hearings will begin in April and the CRTC will hear from stakeholders and the public in order to decide if broadband is essential for Canadians and, if so, at what speeds and how will it be subsidized. PIAC, as a part of the Affordable Access Coalition (AAC), introduced its ideas in its Phase 1 intervention sent to the CRTC, which you can view here.
There is still an opportunity for Canadians interested in having their voices heard to take part in the process. A questionnaire is available until February 29th; this is a chance to provide useful data for the CRTC hearing, which will impact the affordability of Canadian broadband going forward. You can view more information about it here, and also view additional news about the upcoming hearings.