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CRTC lightens reporting requirements for telecommunications service providers

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that telecommunications serv...


April 8, 2009  


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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that telecommunications service providers will no longer be asked to track or report on certain data.

 

The reporting requirements are being lightened because the information is either available from other sources or no longer relevant.

 

“As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on the industry we reviewed the value of the reports that are submitted to us,” said Leonard Katz, the CRTC’s vice chairman of telecommunications.

 

Effective immediately, the CRTC has eliminated certain requirements such as reporting on pay-telephone competition and tracking customer complaints regarding modem hijackings.

 

In addition, service providers will not be required to file an annual report on the affordability of telephone services. The CRTC will continue to gather information on this matter by using other sources and may request data from the companies when necessary.