Cable & Telecom

CRTC orders Northwestel to cut Internet rates 10-30% by May; Molnar pens sharp dissent

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Some of Northwestel’s Internet customers will see their monthly bills drop this spring after the CRTC ordered the telecom provider to cut its rates for certain residential Internet services.The Commission said Wednesday that Northwestel must reduce rates for residential low-speed Internet connections over a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), named ‘DSL Internet Lite’ and ‘DSL Internet 2’, by 10%, and that its rates for residential DSL Internet services with download speeds of 5 and 15 megabits per second, known as ‘DSL Internet 5’ and ‘DSL Internet 15’, must come down by 30%.  In addition, Northwestel will not be able to increase any residential...