The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.The CRTC reorganization announced last week is a concrete example of how the CRTC appears to be positioning itself to better deal with new technologies, along with the converging broadcasting and telecommunications industries that it regulates. It deserves praise for the move.  The new integrated branch of the commission is a necessary step in dealing with both broadcasters entering the telecom field and telcos launching Internet-based TV services.  As well, this new branch will provide research on new technologies in what will be an increasingly digital and broadband-based world. Creating a special director of new media and technology hopefully signifies that files such as mobile TV to cell phones and the New Media Exemption Order, which has not yet been reviewed, will receive added attention. In taking this step, the CRTC is showing that it is prepared to be a little more proactive in dealing with new technologies. Another worthy goal of the reorganization is reducing regulatory lag on the broadcast side. Great strides have been made on the telecom side over the past year under Len Katz; since Katz has been put in charge of the whole reorganized CRTC staff alignment, it bodes well for similar – and much-needed – advances on the broadcast side. The CRTC has come under much criticism over the past year – notably from cultural groups for its licensing of two satellite-based subscription radio services, and by politicians for its initial refusal to allow RAI International into the country – but the recent reorganization reveals a commission ready to deal with a changing environment.