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[…]

CRTC BSO Announced

This week the CRTC announced the review of basic telecommunications services for all Canadians. The process asks Canadians about connectivity, broadband speeds, and participation in the digital world. This is the start of a two-phase process, the first of which concludes on June 30, 2015. The FMCC team is planning their submission and involvement in[…]

Complete publication list with links for download

Click here to download a pdf document with a list of all our publications and abstracts with hyperlinks (updated January 2016). You can search the document for keywords then click on the link to download the relevant publication. This pdf document that you can download contains the references, abstracts and links to all our publications[…]

2014 Industry Canada: Spectrum Policy (3500 MHz Band + AWS)

FMCC made submissions in 2014 to Industry Canada on two different aspects of Spectrum Policy. On October 7, 2014 the FMCC submitted a position paper to Industry Canada regarding Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas  (Reference number: DGSO-003-14). The paper outlined the benefits of a ‘First[…]

2014 CRTC: Let’s Talk TV Consultations

CRTC 2014-190 – ‘Let’s Talk TV’ (Phase 3) The FMCC participated in the CRTC’s ‘Let’s Talk TV’ hearings about television services in Canada. Many remote and rural communities lack access to the digital infrastructure and services necessary to access broadcast programming on an equitable basis. Costs for digital services are high and choices are often[…]

2014 CRTC: Review of Satellite Services

CRTC 2014-44 – Review of Satellite Services In 2014, the FMCC participated in the CRTC’s inquiry about satellite services in Canada. Many First Nations and Inuit communities are dependent on satellite services for telephone services and data applications. However, the CRTC determined that a clear ‘digital divide’ exists between communities that can access terrestrial infrastructure[…]