CRTC opens local telephony competition in far north

16 Dec 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has opened Canada’s Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut regions to local telephony competition from 1 May 2012, from which date users will be able to choose an alternative service provider, where available. Up until now, Northwestel, part of Bell Canada, has been the sole provider of local telephone service in the far northern regions.