Tag: CRTC

Rivalrous Behaviour vs. Competition

The CRTC’s current wholesale access proceedings have featured just about every possible variant on special pleading imaginable. All the arguments of past years have been recycled, and perhaps some new ones trotted out. This applies both to the incumbents and

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FTTP: The Battle for the Future

The CRTC has spent the past week in the first of two weeks of hearings on wholesale access by third parties to incumbent telco and cablecos facilities in order to compete for customers of retail services (internet, telephony, television). This

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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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When will the CRTC Assert Jurisdiction over the Internet?

  The CRTC has backed off from attempting to enforce its claims to jurisdiction over Netflix and Google. The broadcast regulator has lived to fight another day. The question that poses itself as a result is: if not now, when

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CRTC vs. Netflix: The Broadcasting Act may not apply to Programming on the Internet

The following is an articleI wrote that appeared in the Comments section of the Financial Post on September 30, 2014. CRTC vs. Netflix: The disruptive power of the Internet Philip Palmer, Special to Financial Post  The government authority and justification in

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Canada’s Telecommunications Competition Mess

It was an interesting summer for Canadian telecommunications policy watchers. First, the Minister of Industry prevented the sale of Mobilicity to Telus (as I write, the press is reporting that the Minister of Industry has, for a second time, rejected

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CRTC CASL Guidelines: Do they Compromise Adjudicative Independence?

On 10 October 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Compliance and Information Bulletin, CRTC 2012-548, as Guidelines on the interpretation of the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations (CRTC). The guidelines are made in respect of the CRTC’s role in

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