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The head of the CRTC wants to address the pricing of telecom services

The new chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Vicki Eetrides, has made it a priority to lower the rates for internet and cell phone utility bills.

“What I really want is for Canadians to be able to answer the question, ‘What has the CRTC done for me?'” The main interested party explained in an interview with the Globe & Mail.

This past May, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada published draft policy guidance for the CRTC, aiming to create a more effective regulatory framework.

A final draft is expected to be released in the coming weeks, but Vicki Eetrides says the CRTC is already having this vision in mind.

It indicates that it has a plan to reduce mobile phone and Internet costs, although it did not disclose the details of the strategy. Vicky Eatrides also has ideas on how to speed up the decision-making process in the committee. In particular, you would like to improve efficiency by reducing the burden of administrative procedures.

“I see competition as a major driver of pricing, selection and innovation,” she said. We will continue to advance. We also need to maintain balance by making sure we have investments in innovation.”

However, it will take time to achieve its goals.

“There are so many things to do. You can move mountains, but you can’t move them all at the same time.

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