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CRTC Sends Message: Traffic Management Rules Apply To Wireless Too

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein delivered the keynote address at the International Institute of Communications conference in Montreal yesterday.  The speech reviewed last week's traffic management/net neutrality decision.  On the issue of wireless, he stated:

At some point down the road, we will need to review the regulatory measures that apply to wireless service providers and their use of ITMPs. Until then, we expect ISPs offering mobile broadband services to respect our framework. 

During the Q&A, he was asked directly whether there would be a hearing for wireless traffic management issues.  He responded by reiterating that the CRTC expects carriers to follow the same guidelines for wireless.  If they do, no hearing.  If they don't, they can expect a hearing where the CRTC will endeavour to establish clear legal requirements that there are similar traffic management requirements.

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