Category: Wireless

Secret Information Undermines the Legitimacy of CRTC Decisions

The CRTC’s wholesale mobile wireless decision (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-177) is notable in its thoroughgoing abandonment of regulatory forbearance in wholesale roaming matters. Since the introduction of cell phones 30 years ago, the CRTC has taken a hands-off approach

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Being Bell: Getting it Wrong by Getting it Right

The term Philadelphia lawyer is used for the legalistic, loophole-seeking legalist who specializes in ensuring that legalism prevails over common sense and the intention of the law. Bell Canada apparently employs a regiment of such legalists. Here’s the scheme: Bell,

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Anti-discrimination is not Anti-consumer: The CRTC got it Right

It was with interest and growing alarm that I occasioned to read the editorial “The CRTC’s anti-consumer agenda” in the National Post of February 2. The editors dealt with two issues. The first issue addressed was that of the decision

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Not Just Roaming: CRTC Hearings on Wireless

The CRTC has wrapped up its hearings on wireless policy. This was the second round of the of three major CRTC policy hearings this fall (the other two are Let’s Talk TV, in which the public hearings have concluded, and

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