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Government blamed for CRTC predicament on Netflix

Media | 09/29/2014 2:49 pm EDT

The federal government’s pursuit of a consumer-driven broadcasting policy instead of a more comprehensive digital strategy has left the CRTC in a difficult position when it comes to regulating Internet video services, says at least one telecom expert. Toronto-based telecommunications consultant Mark Goldberg said the Conservatives government's approach to the communications sector has been “big on politics, light on policy,” and the consequence is the uncertainty over regulating Internet streaming services, such as Netflix and YouTube, that surfaced at the CRTC’s...