Cable & Telecom

Large telecoms argue CRTC failed in duty to address wireless access to municipal structures

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Canada’s largest telecoms argued before the Federal Court of Appeal today that the CRTC was wrong when it ruled in its mobile wireless review last year that it did not have jurisdiction to address issues related to wireless access to municipal infrastructure. The case stems from an August 2021 appeal by Telus against parts of the CRTC’s wireless review decision, which approved mandatory wholesale access to the large networks by regional service providers with facilities and spectrum. But in the CRTC’s April 2021 decision, it also refused to wade into the issue of wireless carrier...