Cable & Telecom

CRTC grants Iristel’s request to bring telco competition to Aylmer

OTTAWA – The southern Ontario town of Aylmer may soon have some new telco competition courtesy of Iristel Inc.The CRTC this week determined that a request by Iristel for local competition in the Aylmer exchange is bona fide, despite assertions to the contrary by Eastlink, which owns small incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) Amtelecom, in that territory.“…the Commission finds that there are no regulatory issues indicating that Iristel’s request for local competition in the Aylmer exchange is not bona fide”, reads Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-82.  “In the Commission’s view, it is a genuine or good faith request for facilities-based local...

Our industry and COVID-19

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