Cable & Telecom

Outgoing CRTC chair hints at work in ‘coming months’ to address broadband pricing

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – In a wide-ranging interview with Cartt, outgoing CRTC chairman Ian Scott hinted at work at the commission arriving "in the coming months" to drive down broadband prices. In 2021, the CRTC reversed its 2019 decision to lower the rates at which smaller providers purchase network space from the large incumbents, which stunned the industry. The industry was left with 2016 rates that are higher than the proposed rates that never ended up taking effect. Acknowledging that the decision “was not beneficial” to small wholesale internet service providers, Scott said in a podcast interview with Cartt...