Telnet Communications Pleased by Reprieve on Internet Speed Matching but very
Concerned about Longer-Term Prospects for Competition following Landmark CRTC

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Telnet Communications ("Telnet”) is pleased that today, in its landmark ruling, the CRTC has ensured a pro-competitive approach to the provision of communications services to consumers and businesses in Canada.

“By mandating that consumers are able to obtain services from competitors at the same speeds that they can obtain services from the telephone and cable companies, the CRTC has handed a victory to Canadian businesses and consumers” said Bill Sandiford, Telnet’s President and CTO. “The Commission has ensured that end-users of these services will continue to be able use their provider of choice without being subjected to slower speeds by doing so.”

In the same ruling, the Commission denied the implementation of CO-based ADSL services, and refused to force the large telephone and cable companies to further unbundle their networks.

Sandiford added, “It is unfortunate that the Commission has failed to allow competitors the ability to innovate and compete with the telephone companies on a deeper level. We agree with the dissent of Commissioner Timothy Denton on this matter.”


Telnet Communications is one of Canada’s largest Independent Internet and Communications Service Providers. Privately held and founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario with regional offices in Lindsay, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.


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Bill Sandiford, President
Phone: (905) 409-5228

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