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CRTC Responds To My Open Letter To CRTC Chair Blais

A few weeks ago I wrote an open letter CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais regarding usage based billing.  I received a response today that reads the following:

Mr. Koblovsky,

I am writing in response to your Wednesday February 19, 2014 correspondence to the Chairman of the CRTC, Jean-Pierre Blais. In your letter you seek to discuss an issue that has been raised as part of the Let’s Talk TV consultation. At this time it is not possible for Mr. Blais to address any questions on topics that have been raised as part of the Let’s Talk TV process outside of the pre-established consultation processes. Of course, phase 2 of Let’s Talk TV has begun and you are invited to provide your input by filling out the Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook.

I would also note that the Chair has indicated that the Commission intends to hold a public hearing as part of the Let’s Talk TV process in September of this year, in which interested parties may participate.

Sincerely,

Joshua Dougherty

Conseiller juridique/ Legal Counsel

Important to note that Mr. Blais took to twitter a few weeks ago to answer questions which got some very interesting responses, and yet when it comes to the economic impact bandwidth caps may actually have on the wider digital economy, he chooses not to answer any questions, and points to a public hearing in which will mostly be packed with telecom industry lobbyists.   I thought the culture changed at the CRTC to include more openness with Canadian consumers.  I guess I was wrong with that assumption.

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  1. March 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

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