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We Fight for That – Episode 3 – What the heck is wholesale with Matt Stein – now available

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
In episode 3 of PIAC's podcast, "We Fight for That", we explore the world of "wholesale" regulation of Internet service and why it matters to consumers with Matt Stein, CNOC President and Chairman, and Distributel CEO. Wholesale regulation of Internet (and wireless, maybe?) is fundamental to competition in Canadian telecommunications services.  We give a short lecture on the concept and then interview Matt Stein, CNOC President and Chairman, and Distributel CEO, to bring listeners up to date on recent disputes about wholesale rates for Internet service and how this arcane regulatory question affects the price consumers pay for Internet as well as the choice of providers and innovation in the industry. Matt reveals why consumers should have optimism that things are going in the right direction.

National Do Not Call List—Making It Work Better For You

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Getting on the DNCL - And Staying There!

National Do Not Call List-How to Make it Work For You

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
What are the rules that the telemarketers must follow?

National Do Not Call List—Get on the List!

Friday, September 26th, 2008
How YOU can prevent annoying telemarketing calls

Process for the Nomination and Selection of Consumer Group Directors of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS)

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Consumer Groups May Nominate and Vote for Two Consumer Groups Directors on the CCTS Board

Re: Order Requiring the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to report to the Governor in Council on Consumer Complaints

Friday, May 4th, 2007
A telecommunications ombudsman for Canada

Deregulation of Telecommunications – Speaking Notes Michael Janigan Executive Director and General Counsel Public Interest Advocacy Centre February 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Before the House of Commons Standing Committee Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology February 27, 2007

IN THE MATTER OF a proposed Order under Section 8 of the Telecommunications Act – Policy Direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – Speaking Notes Michael Janigan Executive Director and General Counsel Public Inter

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Before the House of Commons Standing Committee Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology October 19, 2006

Letter to Minister of Industry Regarding Extension of Broadband Access to Rural and Remote Areas of Canada and Deferral Accounts

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
PIAC supports rural and remote broadband initiatives - but not by raising rates to all ratepayers for other stated purposes

Background: Declaration of telecommunications principles

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
In April of this year, in response to the lobbying of Canada's large telephone companies, the federal government created a panel of three industry experts to review the way telephone service and telecommunications should be regulated.
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