Cable & Telecom

CRTC’s satellite report sparks review of Telesat’s pricing

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Concurrent with its review of basic telecommunications services, the CRTC also published an inquiry report on satellite services in Canada plus called for a review of Telesat’s “market dominance”.Conducted by Commissioner Candice Molnar, the report found that satellite dependent communities, located in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon, as well as remote areas of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, continue to rely almost exclusively on Telesat's satellite network for services including as voice, wireless, and Internet.  Ottawa-based Telesat Canada is the main satellite operator in Canada providing fixed satellite services (FSS) to broadcasting, telecommunications, corporate, and government customers,...