James Moore

Industry Canada Unveils the Future of Canada’s Digital Age

In an effort to ensure Canadians continue to get access to secure and competitive Internet and wireless services, Industry Minister James Moore has unveiled Digital Canada 150 today, an ambitious plan for the future of Canada's digital age. The strategy includes 39 new initiatives based on 250 submissions from over 2,000 Canadians, who participated in online consultations held...

Ottawa Now Says Free Market Will Now Decide Regional Wireless Players

The Federal Government has now hinted the free market will decide the number of wireless players in each region, moving away from its previous stance of seeking out a fourth national wireless player, according to statements made by Industry Minister James Moore on Wednesday in an interview with the The Canadian Press: "It would be irresponsible...

The Government Tightens Rules on Cell Tower Placement

The existing cell tower sitting policy requires a telco to consult with the community only when it plans to place an antenna tower taller than 15 metres, and any company could build a cell tower. This is about to change under the new cell tower sitting policy announced today by Industry Minister James Moore. We...

The Government Did Not Court Verizon, Industry Minister Says

Industry Minister James Moore denied allegations that Ottawa courted Verizon and emphasized once again that the government's policies will remain unchanged whether the red US carrier decides to enter the Canadian wireless market or not. He also stressed that Ottawa's wireless policy isn't tilted toward a U.S. player, so it does not live or die...