Last Thursday, the CRTC issued its decision about Voice Over Internet Protocol.
from my co-worker Allen…
“..basically the CRTC said that VOIP service should be subject to the same rules as traditional telephony, but only if offered by existing local telephone providers such as Bell Canada. If they are offered by someone else, e.g. a cable company, they will not be subject to the regulations. Some of those regulations notably include having to submit your phone rates to the CRTC for approval. The CRTC spins this as encouraging competition by not allowing the big telephone companies to low-ball price to stifle the upstarts. ”
I bet Bell Canada spent the weekend crying into it’s collective Blue Dry’s.