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CRTC closes utilities’ MVNO application, citing wireless review

telecom | 11/14/2018 12:28 pm EST

The CRTC has shut down a request by the Canadian Electricity Association asking it to allow electrical utilities to become “private” mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to help with smart-grid deployment, and is telling the country’s electrical utilities to wait until next year’s wireless review before making that ask. A CRTC official said in a letter sent to the association that its application raises issues that would “likely overlap with the scope” of the upcoming 2019...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future of the internet has registered to lobby the government for the first time. The Feb. 20 registration under consultant Kathleen Monk of Earnscliffe Strategy Group is on...