A new petition has been launched to encourage the Government of Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to finally approve Space X Starlink’s licence application.
Space X first applied for a “Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) Licence” from the CTRC in May of this year. As part of the application process, Canadians had a chance to have their say on whether they wanted the satellite internet service north of border.
Despite the application receiving overwhelming support with over 2,000 comments, their licence is still waiting to be approved nearly 5 months later.
The clock is ticking to get it approved as Elon Musk’s company is preparing to start public beta tests very soon.
To help push the CRTC along, an official petition has been started on the House of Commons website by Hugh Wallis from Stoufville, Ontario.
The petition opened on October 15, and closes for signatures on December 14 at 6:38pm EDT. The process is very easy, takes less than 2 minutes, and your information will not be published.
As of the time of publication, more than 1,000 people have already signed the petition.
Click here to sign the petition now, and help support Starlink finally get its BITS licence in Canada.
UPDATE: It looks like this petition is no longer needed as the SpaceX BITS licence has been approved.