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CRTC asks Ottawa for single regulator on passive infrastructure

News | 01/10/2019 6:28 pm EST
CRTC chairman Ian Scott appears at the House of Commons public accounts committee on Dec. 12, 2018./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

The CRTC is formally asking the federal government to make one regulatory body the ultimate decider on disputes over access to infrastructure like utility poles and water towers, expressing worries that overlapping jurisdictions and a “growing resistance” from communities who think certain installations are a blight could lead to delays in telecom build-outs.

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