Cable & Telecom

Telecom a “critical priority” says Emerson

REGINA and SASKATOON – Industry Minister David Emerson touched on the telecommunications sector in speeches to the Regina and Saskatoon Chambers of Commerce today.Calling telecom a “critical priority”, Emerson added “information and communications technologies (ICT) represent the single largest contributors to productivity and competitive improvements in recent years. Here in Canada and in other countries, ICT related investments accounted for approximately 75% of productivity improvements. But we’re still falling short of the U.S.” He touched on the Telecom Policy Review panel, which is to file its report by year’s end. Its goal “is to foster competition; stronger infusion of ICT technology...