Regulation and the Challenge of Broadband Telecommunications: Back to the Future?
AbstractThis article discusses the current state of broadband Internet service in Canada and recent regulatory disputes between the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission and service providers in Canada. The article examines the difficulties experienced in the Canadian marketplace with regard to providing service to rural and remote users and compares the current delivery scheme with the Australian National Broadband Network. The article highlights the particular challenges involved in the regulation of a rapidly evolving industry such as telecommunications.
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