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CRTC revises regulatory framework for small ILECs


OTTAWA – After almost two years of consultations, the CRTC has announced its revisions to the regulatory framework for small incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). The Commission says its determinations in this proceeding were made to ensure that the small ILECs’ customers continue to have access to reliable, innovative, and affordable services; provide the small ILECs with means and incentives to further increase efficiencies and innovation; and implement a regulatory framework for the small ILECs that minimizes regulatory burden to the greatest extent possible. The revisions to the small ILECs’ regulatory framework fall under four regimes: price cap, subsidy, long...