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Regulatory uncertainty could hurt innovation: experts

telecom | 06/16/2014 9:18 pm EDT

TORONTO — Ongoing interventions by Industry Canada, the Competition Bureau and the CRTC into Canada’s wireless industry are likely to harm future investments by telecom companies, Brookings Institute economist Robert Crandall told an audience at the Canadian Telecom Summit on Monday. Crandall was one of four presenters at a panel on competition in telecom, in which few kind words were spoken about the government’s attempts to encourage wireless competition. Crandall said that, as opposed to the mostly settled rules in the United States, Canada has many areas of telecom...