Media Advisory - Briefing - Hearing on the establishment of a regulatory framework for next-generation 9-1-1 in Canada

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is holding a public hearing in the National Capital Region starting January 16, 2017 on the establishment of a regulatory framework for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) in Canada.

While the broader context pertaining to NG9-1-1 in Canada will be examined during the proceeding (including the roles of stakeholders, such as provincial, territorial, and municipal governments), the CRTC's determinations will necessarily be limited to issues that fall within our jurisdiction under the Telecommunications Act. These include the roles and responsibilities of telecommunications service providers, the evolution of existing 9-1-1 networks, and the means by which NG9-1-1 services and network functionality will be funded and implemented.

Media are invited to a briefing on Thursday January 12, 2017 meant for background purposes that will provide an overview on the issue. Media will be able to ask questions after a brief presentation.



January 12, 2017


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


You may participate via one of the following ways:


By teleconference:

at toll-free number 1-877-413-4791 (Canada)

or by dialing the local number: 1-613-960-7515

Conference ID: 385 460 9


Online on WebEx (online videoconference):



Media who wish to participate are encouraged to register with CRTC's Media Relations
Office at 819-997-9403.


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SOURCE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

For further information: CRTC Media Relations: Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245, Email:


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