CRTC selects National Do Not Call List operator

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, Dec. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it has awarded a
five-year contract to Bell Canada to operate the National Do Not Call List
(DNCL). The company was the only bidder that was compliant with the
requirements of the Request for Proposal.
    Bell Canada will be responsible for registering numbers, providing
telemarketers with up-to-date versions of the list, and receiving consumer
complaints about telemarketing calls.
    In addition, Bell Canada will operate the National DNCL using the fees
that telemarketers will pay to subscribe to the list.
    The contract stipulates that the list should be launched by September 30,

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference documents: News release, "CRTC issues Request for Proposal for
    National Do Not Call List", July 30, 2007

    News release, "CRTC moves a step closer to establishing a National Do Not
    Call List", July 3, 2007

    Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-48

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