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Keep broadband funding status quo: Quebecor

telecom | 04/28/2016 9:20 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — When it comes to funding broadband improvements, don’t “reinvent the wheel,” representatives from Quebecor Inc. told CRTC commissioners Thursday. “In our opinion, nothing would be more effective than a recommendation from the commission to the federal government to use additional funds for an immediate relaunch of Connecting Canadians,” Videotron president and CEO Manon Brouillette said, referring to the $500 million rural broadband spending announced in last month’s federal budget. The expiring $305-million program “is one of...

Telus, Eastlink provide opposing perspectives on wholesale regulation

telecom | 09/30/2014 9:23 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC on Tuesday got opposing opinions on the need for wholesale wireless market regulation from two wireless carriers with very different perspectives. Incumbent carrier Telus Corp. argued that too much regulation will deter a healthy climate for investment in Canada's wireless market, while regional carrier Eastlink said the current lack of regulation is stifling competition. At the second day of a weeklong hearing on the wholesale wireless market, Ted Woodhead,...