Bell Canada urges CRTC to refrain from price regulation of VoIP

OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ – The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) should refrain from regulating prices for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services offered by Canada’s established
phone companies, according to a joint submission being filed today by Aliant,
Bell Canada, SaskTel and Télébec.

“What we are opposed to are rules that stand in the way of delivering
competitively-priced services to customers” said Lawson Hunter, Executive Vice
President, Bell Canada Enterprises. “However, we do support social regulation
such as access to 9-1-1 service and rights to privacy rules to the extent that
these protect customers and the public interest.”


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