Ottawa will force CRTC to change stance on UBB

Clement reiterates demand that regulator side with consumers

Industry Minister Tony Clement reiterated on Wednesday that Ottawa will compel the CRTC to overturn any decision that imposes usage-based billing on small Internet service providers. “You can’t have competition and choice if you allow a major carrier to force its business model onto an independent service provider,” Clement said at a student forum at the University of Alberta. Clement also spoke about the cellphone market, expressing confidence that the government will win its appeal of a court decision that will lock Wind Mobile out of the Canadian mobile market because of foreign ownership laws.

Ottawa Citizen