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Fixed wireless association says spectrum framework bill inflexible


By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Executives from a fixed wireless association said at a Senate transport committee hearing yesterday evening that a bill that would place definitive terms on the use of spectrum is inflexible and would not bring about the objectives it seeks to accomplish. The Senate bill, an amendment to the Radiocommunications Act, would force providers to deploy the public resource to at least 50% of the population within the region it serves inside of three years. The committee had heard from Innovation Canada officials the day before that the bill is both too strict for the realities...