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Big Telcos Must Allow Wholesale Access to Fibre Networks: CRTC

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will officially announce the implementation of its decision to mandate wholesale access to its fibre network for smaller internet service providers. The first areas to benefit from the regulator's decision will be Ontario and Québec, reports the Financial Post. The decision was issued last summer, but the implementation...

CRTC Denies Bell Appeal, Indie ISPs Will Get to Offer Fibre Internet

A new CRTC ruling allows Canadians access to more affordable fibre internet than before: the regulator denied Bell’s application to overturn a landmark July 2015 ruling which granted access to the incumbents’ fibre networks. As such, smaller ISPs will be able to start offering fibre services within the next year or so (via OpenMedia). The...

Canadian Minister Bains Rejects Bell’s Attempt to Block Small Providers From Fibre Internet

Today marks a critical milestone for independent high-speed fibre Internet access in Canada. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Navdeep Bains is supporting a CRTC decision that forces Canada's big Internet providers to share their high-speed infrastructure with smaller carriers at a wholesale cost. Bell Canada had asked the Liberal government to overrule the regulator's...