Cable & Telecom

ISED denies wholesale rate petitions, proposes new CRTC direction on those rates going forward

The new direction also axes ‘market forces,’ a remnant from the 2006 directive   By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – A new telecommunications policy directive to the CRTC proposed by Innovation Canada today has replaced the 2006 directive that focused on market forces and added an emphasis on improved wholesale rates, but the department at the same time denied a petition to reverse a CRTC decision that did not review lower rates. There is no mention in the new proposed directive of a requirement for the CRTC to view decisions that allow for market forces to the greatest extent possible, which...