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Do we still need to regulate telephone services?

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled there is insufficient competition in the telecommunications industry. In December 2003 the CRTC proposed handicaps on the traditional telephone monopolies in order to allow new companies to enter the market.
http://www.iedm.org/uploaded/pdf/may2004.pdf

Dynamic Competition in Telecommunications: Implications for Regulatory Policy

Neil Quigley begins his report by noting that in recent years the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has adopted a range of policy initiatives designed to: a) promote the entry of new firms into the business of providing wireline local access telephone services; and, b) increase the number of viable competitors in that market. Quigley supports the CRTC’s own assessment that despite its efforts, competition on these fronts is limited in the largest urban centres – and virtually nonexistent outside them.
http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/commentary_194.pdf

Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice: Communications in the Public Interest Volume 2

This book is only available for purchase from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). This collection of articles, edited by Marita Moll and Leslie Regan-Shade, examines public communication policy over the last decade.
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/index.cfm?act=news&do=Artic...