CRTC VoIP ruling

The CRTC ruled yesterday that VoIP is phone service, therefore it will regulate existing telcos - but not the competition. Bell and Telus plan to appeal.

The CRTC is concerned that the incumbents will underprice the competition. They also say this decision is consistent with their earlier decisions not to regulate the Internet.

Both of those comments require some reflection. I'm not convinced that other entities like cable companies and new VoIP companies will have trouble competing with the telcos. And how is this not regulating the Internet?

Read the CRTC press release Read an ITBusiness.ca article