Cable & Telecom

COMMENTARY: Digging deeper into telecom policy

I THINK WE’VE ALL HIT the point of severe fatigue when it comes to talking about telecom policy. A number of senior telecom executives rehashed their recent regulatory presentations this week in Toronto during the third annual Canadian Telecommunications Forum, put on by Insight Communications.The sessions featured all the usual suspects from Telus (EVP Janet Yale), MTS (SVP Chris Peirce), the CCTA (president Michael Hennessy) and others. But in their sessions on Monday, let’s just say the spark was missing that has been there at other times this year. Bell’s main regulatory honchos, Lawson Hunter and Mirko Bibic actually bailed...