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CRTC denies application to implement wireless alerting system

telecom | 10/28/2015 5:35 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Wednesday an application from Bruce Power requesting the immediate implementation of an emergency alerting system by wireless service providers, but announced that it will launch a public proceeding regarding the issue next year. The regulator said in its announcement that Bruce Power, an Ontario-based generator of electricity, had indicated in its application, submitted May 29, that the current pilot project to implement a wireless emergency system with broadcasting undertakings is “futuristic in nature and the process is too slow and lengthy, leaving Canadians at...