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Telecoms pooh-pooh affordability fund

Establishing a dedicated fund to tackle service affordability for low-income Canadians as part of the CRTC’s basic telecom services objective is not the right way to handle the issue, according to the majority of service providers who responded to an application to review and vary the regulator’s December...

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ISED authorizes HPOD use in 5GHz band

Innovation, Science and Economic Development has released its decision on a consultation into high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs), which allows their use in the 5GHz band. The department said in a Thursday decision that HPODS will be allowed to operate both indoors and outdoors under a licensed...

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