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CRTC hears opposite takes on social benefits of zero-rating

Media | 11/03/2016 10:29 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The question of whether differential pricing practices (DPPs) can be used for socially beneficial purposes came up on the fourth day of the CRTC’s hearing on DPPs Thursday, where accessibility advocates argued against zero-rating while Telus Corp. representatives said it could be used to promote cultural content. “If you were to impose an outright ban on differential pricing, you would miss out on opportunities to promote Canadian culture,“ said Ann Mainville-Neeson, Telus vice-president of broadcasting policy and regulatory affairs. Like Telus, almost...