Today, two weeks before the beginning of a public hearing being held on telecommunication services in Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced they have added a public opinion research report to the public record of its proceedings, in turn revealing a bit about how people in Canada use their computers and phones.

The research, conducted by EKOS Research Associates, gathered results through a questionnaire completed by more than 30,000 Canadians and found some surprising results.

Canadians’ online activities have increased dramatically over the past five years, with most increasing by about 50 % and some actually doubling.

What the heck are we doing online to increase our time spent there so much?

According to a press release put out by the CRTC, Canadians top five online activities include emailing, reading news, researching medical information, banking and interacting with government websites.

Interestingly, we’re still on our computers much more than our phones, with more than half of Canadians using their home Internet connection more frequently than their mobile phone and home phone services.

Most people polled said they expect to still be using mostly their home Internet connection five years from now.

Other thought-provoking ideas include the fact that while one in five people living in Canada have limited their use of the Internet in the past 12 months for various reasons, seven out of ten of us are satisfied with the speed and reliability of our home Internet service, but only one third is satisfied with the cost of it.

Sounds about right.

The CRTC is holding a public hearing on these issues starting April 11, 2016 in the National Capital Region.

To give Canadians additional chances to comment on these issues, the CRTC will host an online discussion forum throughout the hearing.

People living in Canada will also be able to follow the hearing on the Cable Public Affairs Channel ’s website.