CRTC Announces Three-Year Plan to Improve Canadian Telecommunication Services


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) went public today with a Three-Year Plan outlining the actions it will take to ensure that the communication system meets the expectations of Canadians.

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To achieve this goal, between 2016 and 2019 the regulator plans to hold a public hearing on basic telecommunications services, followed by the implementation of the new policy; hold an international event, the Discoverability Summit, with the aim of exploring solutions to improve the discoverability of audiovisual content; and hold a public consultation to review the Wireless Code’s effectiveness.

“Whether they are at work, at home or at school, communications services are more important than ever in the lives of Canadians,” Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC said. “The Three-Year Plan is our commitment to Canadians that we will continue to put them at the centre of our conversations about the future of broadcasting and telecommunications in this country. We encourage Canadians to participate in our proceedings, so that we may ensure their communication system is meeting their needs and interests.”

The Three-Year Plan once again reiterates the CRTC’s commitment to implement “sound management practices”, the regulator said in the announcement, but also underscores that they need the help of Canadians to do that, so the announcement urges all Canadians to participate in the CRTC’s public consultations and hearings.


  • winnertakesteve

    Aren’t they constantly announcing junk like this that never translates to anything decent for the consumer? So far cell contracts and tv packages only seem to have gotten worse…

  • Cyrus

    April fools was 4 days ago CRTC.

  • winnertakesteve

    Even more frustrating than the prices are the fact that plans are so out of step with the fundamental service levels people need. In 2011 I was offered a 6gb plan for $30 ($65 total with voice AND included device subsidy). Now, 5 years later with bigger screened devices displaying higher res images and videos, background refreshing everything, we have $80 plans that offer 1gb or sometimes even 500mb data caps. What decade is this?!

  • It’s Me

    I think their previous efforts were sincere but their go slow and cautious approach allowed the carriers to easily circumvent they intentions. With a new government that doesn’t have telecom anywhere close to being a priority, it’s going to get much worse.

  • Fireeast

    With the world rates going down, they should put a price limit equivalent to the world average. Force them to become more efficient.

  • Bob

    Three more years pay for everyone on the CRTC payroll.