Articles By Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC telecom competition report notes role of strong wireless carriers

For the fifth and final year, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission has reported on the status of competition in Canadian telecommunications markets. But despite the end of its legislative obligation, the CRTC

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC orders VoIP providers to inform customers of 911 service limitations

There are two types of emergency phone service: basic and enhanced. Basic 911 connects the caller to a central call centre. From there the call is connected to the emergency response responsible for

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC receives wireless association portability report, invites public input

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has reviewed the issue and submitted an implementation plan to the CRTC, which will issue a separate public notice once it has reviewed the plan in detail.

Published on: November 9th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC looks ahead five years, says competition serves subscribers well

As part of this review, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) filed its vision in support of a strong internationally competitive telecommunications industry which delivers services that provide a social and economic

Published on: October 20th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

Alberta’s health department applies for 8 -1-1 number for primary health care

Teletriage is viewed by health providers as an important component in primary care reform and could improve the quality and efficiency of health service.In making its determination, the commission considered a need for

Published on: September 26th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC tries to encourage competition through digital network access ruling

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released a decision on Competitor Digital Network services (CDN), which outlined the terms and conditions, as well as the rates for these services in order to

Published on: May 2nd, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC deregulates Northern Ontario interexchange private line route

In a recent decision, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has forborne from regulating high capacity interexchange private lines provided by Bell Canada in Ontario between North Bay and Sudbury. The CRTC is

Published on: March 9th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

Federal government tables legislation to set up telemarketers’ do-not-call list

In December, the federal government introduced Bill C-37, the Act to Amend the Telecommunications Act, in the House of Commons. The act would direct the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to regulate the

Published on: February 3rd, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC agrees the 311 phone code would help cities offer better service

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved an application by a number of municipalities to use the telephone code 311 to give their citizens access to non-emergency municipal services. The Commission is

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC complies with Rogers request, orders Telus to provide two-way trunk

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has directed Telus Corp. to offer two-way trunk services to permit wireless service providers to combine toll-terminating traffic with local traffic on local trunks. This decision

Published on: December 8th, 2004 Elisabeth Ostiguy

CRTC prepares for 10-digit dialling in National Capital Region by June 2006

In 2001, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a public notice advising that telephone numbers in the area codes 613 and 819 would soon be depleted and proposing possible methods of

Published on: October 29th, 2004 Elisabeth Ostiguy