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ITPA asks CRTC to compel release of billing addresses for NG911

The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is asking the CRTC to force  large telecom service providers to give the association a list of the wireless service numbers with billing addresses in geographic areas covered by the small incumbent local exchanges (SILECs) represented by the...

BRIEFS


Federal government refuses PIAC request to overturn CRTC paper bills decision

The federal government has rejected a petition from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the National Pensioners Federation seeking to mandate telecommunications companies to offer paper bills to customers.  The request from PIAC and the NPF, filed in June 2020, asked the government to overrule...

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