Is free high-speed internet in the cards for the City of Toronto? If Sarah Thomson has her way she promises she would make it a reality.
Taking a page out of recent US developments like Google Fiber mayoral candidate Thomson promises free high-speed internet at 5Mbps for all Toronto residents and businesses by treating internet access as a utility.
The plan stresses that currently Toronto residents pay among the highest in the world for high-speed internet with the market cornered by a few large companies.
“The gap between rich and poor has widened due to the lack of political leadership at city hall,” says Thomson. “My Tunnel Toronto plan to put 6 priority transit lines underground will help stop the growth of gridlock and bring approximately 450,000 new jobs to Toronto. Aside from transportation, more is needed and that is why I believe Toronto should provide free Internet to its residents.”