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Consumers trump lobbyists in development of telecom regulation: consultant

telecom | 11/13/2013 9:55 pm EST

TORONTO—Political intervention in the development of regulatory policy is here to stay, as grassroots consumer movements reduce lobbyists' ability to sway politicians and regulators, Playbook Communications consultant Erik Waddell said. “The Harper government, and really the Conservative party, is at heart a populist movement,” Waddell said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the Canadian ISP Summit in Toronto. “In the telecommunications and IT world, this...