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    Let's wait and see, he might surprise us.

    And when it comes to rendering decisions, the CRTC is more than one person.
    The government has shown their inclination by requesting this review.

    The new CRTC chair, Ian Scott, is a former Telus executive, so some worry he's too cozy with the big telecoms to regulate them. But he's also familiar with the ideal solution: Before he worked for Telus, he was a lobbyist for Call-Net Enterprises, the former parent of Sprint Canada. Sprint was a telecom reseller—rather than build its own network of phone lines, Sprint would lease space on the existing network and sell phone services directly to consumers. By doing so, the company created more competition and helped drive prices down (until it was acquired by Rogers, anyway).
    - a simple solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by jattdesi View Post
    ^The new chairman was a Former Executive of Telus from what I recall, He mostly likly is collecting a huge Telus pension plus a huge payout/buy out package which a lot of these executives get because it was part of there contract. So that means he is Part of the Cartel known as Robellus so I don't see any MVNO's coming to Canada
    I read somewhere where he said that the incumbents should be able to get a return on their investments. Something like that. I don't remember the exact wording. But I hope he surprises us by being pro consumer because wireless is expensive for Canadians.

    I also hope he continues what Blais was doing with broadband internet.

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    A letter to Ian

    The government has shown their inclination by requesting this review.
    And just so we're clear...

    A letter from the Government of Canada to the new CRTC Chair:

    New CRTC Chair’s Leadership Will Help Shape the Future of Canada’s Communication System

    OTTAWA, September 28, 2017

    The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today sent a welcome letter to Ian Scott, recently appointed Chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

    The Government of Canada would like to congratulate the new Chair of the CRTC and to inform him of the Government’s vision and priorities with respect to Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications system.
    ...

    Dear Mr. Scott:
    ...
    Therefore, you begin this role at an important time and we are confident that your wealth of experience and knowledge will be put to good use during your term. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of what will be, in our view, important issues in fulfilling your mandate going forward.
    ...
    With respect to telecommunications, digital technologies and the networks that support them are increasingly necessary for all Canadians to work, learn and be active participants in the digital economy. The Government’s objectives are to improve the quality, coverage, and price of services. All Canadians and Canadian businesses deserve high quality telecommunications services at affordable prices. The prosperity of Canadians depends on their access to affordable Internet and wireless services. These services are no longer luxuries...

    The Government’s objectives are to improve the quality, coverage, and price of services.
    All Canadians... deserve high quality telecommunications services at affordable prices.

    Increased competition is an important tool for advancing these goals...
    As a Government, we want to drive disruptive competition and investment in innovative network services.
    Increased competition is an important tool for advancing these goals. At a time when middle-class Canadians are concerned about the rising cost of these services, the Government will encourage more private sector competition and investment in services that have become essential in a digital economy. As a Government, we want to drive disruptive competition and investment in innovative network services.
    ...
    Every day, we are seeing the development of new tools and business models that lead to economic growth, showcase Canadian creativity and improve wellbeing for Canadians. The Government is always looking for opportunities to help promote innovation throughout society; this includes being innovators ourselves in terms of how we serve Canadians.

    We wish you all the best as you assume these new responsibilities.

    Sincerely,


    The Honourable Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of Canadian Heritage

    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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    https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-he...ascommuni.html
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