Cable & Telecom

LOCAL FORBEARANCE: De-reg process will not take a year: Dalfen

OTTAWA – Contrary to how Canada's incumbent telcos spun last week's local forbearance decision, the deregulation process will not take a year or more, says the chair of the CRTC. Last week, upon release of the CRTC's local forbearance decision (which set out the rules upon which local telephony deregulation will happen), ILECs such as Bell, Telus and Aliant were up in arms, not just about the terms of deregulation, but of the process. They claimed it could take up to 18 months from an application to deregulation.No way, CRTC chairman Charles Dalfen told on Wednesday. Four months, tops....

Our industry and COVID-19

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