Telcos express frustration at CRTC’s VoIP policy

4 Sep 2006

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has reviewed and confirmed its previous decision to regulate VoIP telephony services under the same rules as local telephone services. Operators including SaskTel reacted to the decision by complaining that it will limit consumer choice and result in higher prices than would otherwise be created by market forces. Firms in favour of the ruling include triple-play cableco Vidéotron.

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