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Competition Bureau decries CRTC reliance on facilities-based competition

News | 12/20/2002 5:00 am EST

Canada’s competition watchdog wants the CRTC to move away from promoting facilities-based competition as the only means of promoting telecommunications competition in the country. In comments to AT&T Canada Corp.’s appeal to Cabinet of the price cap decision (Telecom Decision 2002-34), the Competition Bureau notes that telecommunications competition hasn’t worked under the current facilities-based framework and the commission should consider implementing a hybrid model combining resale with facilities-based competition.

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