Cable & Telecom

COMMENTARY: Will the Commission re-visit ‘net regs?

By Greg O'Brien I REMEMBER WHEN THEN-CRTC broadcasting vice-chair Andrée Wylie told the 1999 CCTA convention in Vancouver that the Commission had no intention of trying to regulate the Internet. Because of it's very nature, it's impossible to regulate the Internet itself (unless you're China or some other repressive government that deploys some painful cyber-clamps and doesn't mind tossing people in jail for reading the New York Times or somesuch online), which the CRTC recognized early on. Plus, 1999 was pre tech-bubble and the opportunities of the 'net seemed endless. Why toss up regulations in front of such potential? That...

Our industry and COVID-19

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