March 13, 2023 10:42am
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Fee has launched a assessment on web providers in an effort to create extra competitors out there.
The CRTC is re-examining the charges opponents pay to giant phone and cable firms for entry to their networks.
Whereas the assessment is underway, the CRTC is imposing an instantaneous 10 per cent discount on some wholesale charges.
Windsor-West MP Brian Masse applauds the transfer after years of advocating for Canadian web customers.
“The ten per cent worth lower for wholesale web charges, whereas not sufficient, is an acknowledgement of the grave mistake made in 2021 by the CRTC to lift wholesale charges which drastically diminished competitors within the web providers market, and compelled the elimination of small opponents to the incumbent telecom oligopoly of Bell. Rogers, Telus, and Quebecor,” stated Masse. “The brand new session on the web service market and the way decrease costs must give attention to worth caps and the separation of the wholesale and retail markets, which is what different international locations have executed, which have led to drastic worth reductions.”
All Canadian residents are inspired to take part within the assessment. Feedback could be made on-line or by writing to the Secretary Normal of the CRTC.
Feedback on the query of mandating entry to fibre-to-the-home networks could be made till April 24.
Feedback on all different points throughout the scope of the assessment can be accepted till June 22.