Cable & Telecom

Industry Canada reduces fees for satellite companies serving rural, remote regions

OTTAWA – Industry Canada is cutting the regulatory fees for satellite companies that provide rural and remote communities with services including Internet, wireless mobile and broadcasting.Tuesday’s announcement said the changes will make Canada a more competitive jurisdiction, attracting new investments from companies that want to expand into the Canadian marketplace and from companies that want to improve existing services.The new reduced fee structure is expected to come into effect by April 1, 2016, putting Canada's satellite licensing fees on par with those in other countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, the announcement continued.  The move is the...