Important CRTC Decisions over the last five years
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is federal agency responsible for regulating and supervising the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
The regulator`s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public.
The CRTC uses the objectives in the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act to guide its policy decisions and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The agency, which is expected to cost Canadians about $58 million dollars in the current year, regulates over 2,000 broadcasters, including TV, AM and FM radio and the companies that bring these services to you as well as the major telephone companies.
The following is a list and links to key CRTC decisions from 2007 to 2011.
- May 17, 2007 - Conventional TV policy
- June 8, 2007 - CTVglobemedia/CHUM transaction approved
- July 25, 2007 - Deregulation of local telephone service
- December 20, 2007 - Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services approved
- December 20, 2007 - Canwest/Alliance Atlantis transaction approved
- January 15, 2008 - Diversity of voices policy
- March 3, 2008 - Framework for wholesale telecommunications services
- June 26, 2008 - Remstar Diffusion/TQS transaction approved
- September 30, 2008 - National DNCL launched
- October 30, 2008 - Broadcasting distribution policy
- June 6, 2009 - New media policy
- June 11, 2009 - Designation of a national emergency alert aggregator and distributor
- July 21, 2009 - Accessibility policy
- October 21, 2009 - Framework for Internet traffic management practices (Net neutrality)
- October 29, 2009 - Globalive decision
- February 1, 2010 - Enhancements to wireless 911 services
- March 22, 2010 - Group-based TV policy for English-language services
- July 22, 2010 - Community and campus radio policy
- August 26, 2010 - Community television policy
- August 30, 2010 - Wholesale high-speed access services
- August 31, 2011 - Dispersal of the deferral account funds
- October 22, 2010 - Shaw Communications/Canwest transaction approved
- March 7, 2011 - BCE/CTVglobemedia transaction approved
- May 3, 2011 - Obligation to serve policy
- May 4, 2011 - Satellite distribution policy
- August 31, 2011 – Deadline for the transition to digital television
- September 13, 2001 - Loudness of commercials
- September 21, 2011 - Vertical integration policy
- October 28, 2011 - Creation of the International DNC Network
- November 15, 2011 - Billing models for wholesale high-speed access services
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