Did you know?
In 2004, Anik F2, built through collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and industry, introduced innovative two-way broadband connectivity to Canadian homes. As of 2014, Canada is the second largest satellite broadband market in the world, with an estimated 200,000 subscribers!
Telecommunications is the most well-known and mature space application. It makes daily activities like using the Internet, mobile phones and satellite television possible. What's more, today's portable devices are making these services available almost anywhere we go.
These satellites also provide the most economical way to connect Canadians living in remote communities and enable the delivery of vital services like distance learning and telemedicine.
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