Cable & Telecom

Telecom Policy Review: Open broadcasting to market forces, Cogeco says

OTTAWA – The federal government should open up broadcasting to market forces if it does the same for telecommunications, Cogeco Cable says. The cableco says it welcomes the telecom policy review panel report issued Wednesday that recommends the feds reduce government and regulatory interference in telecommunications as much as possible. But that should extend to broadcasting, Cogeco says. While the panel’s mandate did not include examining broadcasting, its report did strongly urge the government to conduct a similar review of the broadcasting industry. Cogeco agrees. “The report of the policy review panel is thought-provoking. However, it does not provide the...