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Skinny basic best practices not enough to ‘scare’ BDUs: PIAC

Media | 11/21/2016 9:50 pm EST

The best practices for TV service providers offering skinny-basic cable packages announced by the CRTC Monday don’t amount to much more than lip service, with no real consequences for providers who don’t align themselves with the regulator’s preferred behaviour, according to a consumer advocate. John Lawford, executive director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), said in a phone interview he was initially excited by the decision posted to the CRTC’s website Monday, outlining its findings following a fall proceeding into the skinny-basic cable...