2015 CRTC: Review of Telesat’s Pricing for Satellite Services

On August 21, 2015, the FMCC submitted an intervention to the Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-133 Review of Telesat Canada’s price ceiling for C-band fixed satellite services. The FMCC strongly believes that a price ceiling for C-band FSS service remains appropriate because there is no realistic alternative to Telesat to provide FSS service in the Canadian North and therefore market forces cannot be relied upon in setting prices for FSS service. Furthermore, as stated in our intervention in the Commission’s Satellite Inquiry, the FMCC argues that a direct-to-home (DTH) model is very inefficient for northern communities.

FMCC Cover Letter (TNC CRTC 2015-133)

FMCC Intervention (TNC CRTC 2015-133)