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CRTC considers regulations after lost telephone service case

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:00 pm EDT

The CRTC said it might consider preventative regulations after a dispute involving two phone service providers resulted in lost telephone service for 27,000 Canadian phone number holders. On Jan. 15, Iristel Inc. disconnected service used by NetTalk.com Inc. customers following a dispute between the companies due to non-payment. Service was restored on Jan. 20 with the help of commission staff. A letter from Chris Seidl, executive director of telecommunications at the CRTC, said the commission is “still exploring whether regulations are required in order to address similar...