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Build voice and data support at same time in NG911 system: Freedom

Media | 01/19/2017 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — There are unique considerations for wireless carriers when contemplating the switch to next-generation 911 (NG911) services, a CRTC panel was told on the penultimate day of a public hearing on improvements to the 911 network, including the fact they can offer more services for 911 users more quickly. On Thursday, Freedom Mobile vice-president of regulatory and carrier relations Ed Antecol said their submission aligned with that made by parent company Shaw...

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...