CRTC ORDER TO BIG TELECOM UPHELD BY CABINET

May 11, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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A CRTC decision is getting the thumbs-up from the federal cabinet.

The move forces Canada’s big Internet providers to share their high-speed infrastructure with smaller carriers –  at a wholesale cost.

Bell Canada had requested the Liberal government overrule the regulator’s decision.

Bell said it would discourage innovation – because it would force the company to stop investing in technology.

But the minister responsible for the telecom industry, Navdeep Bains, says in a statement – that middle-class and low-income families need access to affordable, high-speed Internet.

Bains says the wholesale broadband ruling helps to enable retail competition in the market.

The appeal came after July 2015 decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – ordering Canadian telecom giants to provide other Internet providers – with wholesale access to their fibre optic networks.

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