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Big telecoms urge market approach for CRTC in basic-service review

telecom | 07/15/2015 9:29 pm EDT

Canada’s largest Internet service providers told the CRTC it’s not necessary to implement a subsidy system for broadband Internet service, while advocacy groups argued that relying on market forces and government funding alone hasn’t worked to ensure all Canadians have satisfactory Internet access. The regulator is currently reviewing its definition of basic telecom services, and will hold a hearing on the issue in April next year. Initial interventions were due Tuesday. The...