The CRTC announced today that Northwestel has agreed to spend $5 million in new and unplanned investments to upgrade its network infrastructure further to a contravention of the Telecommunications Act. Over a period of seven years, Northwestel failed to obtain the CRTC’s approval for the rates... Read More
I want to bring you up to speed on some of the key activities that we at the CRTC have underway, and those that will soon be before us. Before I do, I will take you back to about this time last year when we released our Harnessing Change report.
We appreciate this opportunity to contribute to your Committee’s study of Motion M-208. This study addresses important areas within the scope of Canada’s telecommunications regulators: Innovation, Science and Economic Development as the spectrum regulator and the CRTC. Reliable and accessible... Read More
Since I’ve been on the job, I have spoken about the work that my fellow Commissioners and I have done with regard to regulating in the public interest. That work, by the way, is very much in keeping with the theme of your conference: the notion of creating a foundation for innovation. It’s our... Read More
The CRTC today launched its first call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The CRTC is accepting applications for projects in the Canadian territories and satellite-dependent communities, where there is a great need for improved broadband Internet and mobile wireless services. The Broadband... Read More
The CRTC today granted Rogers Media a licence to operate a national, multilingual and multi-ethnic television service in 20 languages. This follows a competitive process in which the Commission determined that Rogers best met the criteria set out in its call for applications. Beginning on... Read More