Federal cabinet declines to overturn ruling on wholesale broadband rates

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Governor in Council declined to overturn the August 2019 ruling by Canada’s telecom regulator that reduced wholesale broadband rates because the CRTC is already in the midst of reviewing its decision

The federal cabinet says the new, lower rates that Canada’s large phone and cable companies are allowed to charge smaller internet providers for access to their networks could lead to less investment in telecom infrastructure.

Large telecoms are required to sell wholesale access to third-party operators such as Teksavvy and Distributel, who then sell internet services to their own customers. The system is meant to increase competition and affordability in the internet market.

BCE and the cable companies, along with Telus Corp., also appealed to the federal cabinet and to the CRTC to reconsider the ruling. The larger providers have said the new rates are so low that they would have to reconsider some of their planned network investments, particularly in rural areas.

 

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Open it up to US competition and we will all be paying 25 bucks for unlimited data...

Would love to read about it this morning but no newspaper delivery today. TorontoStar arrived but no , and they're delivered together. ?

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