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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hey Canadians! My Fave Story Today!: Ottawa to reverse CRTC Internet billing decision

Toronto Star article by Richard J. Brennan

Ottawa Bureau

"OTTAWA—A controversial CRTC decision that effectively imposed usage-based Internet billing on small service providers will be reversed, the Toronto Star has learned.

“The CRTC should be under no illusion — the Prime Minister and minister of Industry will reverse this decision unless the CRTC does it itself,” a senior Conservative government official said Wednesday.

“If they don’t reconsider we will reverse their decision.”

The promise to reverse the ruling comes as CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein is scheduled to explain the decision Thursday before the House of Commons industry committee.

While the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an independent agency, its decision can be overturned by cabinet. The Star was told that could happen as early as next week...."

Posted via email from Siobhan O'Flynn's 1001 Tales

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