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Wednesday May 11, 2005 2:40 pm

Canada’s CRTC To Regulate VOIP

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech

Canada VOIP RegulationCanada’s local phone companies were hoping that VOIP services would be left unregulated similar to other Internet services. Instead, what is expected to happen is that the CRTC will bring VOIP under its umbrella which would mean that the large telcos like Bell Canada and Telus Corp. would need to seek CRTC approval for their prices. This means that if they want to slash prices to compete with VOIP services like Vonage and Primus Telecommunications, they need to go through the proper channels to do so. This gives startup VOIP services and easier time of gaining footing, as well as giving cable companies like Shaw, Rogers, and Videotron the ability to compete.

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Shaw, Rogers, and Videotron are all monopolies in their region. No other cable provider exists in their region. And you say that they are worried about competition? Dont think so.

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