• News Release: CRTC regarding Consultation on Telecommunications Services in the Far North

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    June 13, 2022
    News Release from CRTC regarding Consultation on Telecommunications Services in the Far North

    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is currently seeking comments from the public as it looks to improve telecommunications services in Canada’s Far North. If you are receiving this message today, it means you participated in the first phase of this telecommunications services review and we would like to hear from you again.

    The participation of northern residents will help us better understand the current issues and challenges related to Internet and telephone services in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, in Nunavut and in certain areas in northern BC.
    In the second phase of the consultation, which was launched on June 8th, the CRTC is seeking information on what actions it should take to make home phone and Internet services in the Far North:
    • more affordable;
    • more reliable;
    • more competitive, and
    • better support reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
     As you did in phase 1, you may share your thoughts either via: 
    • A consultation platform
    • an online form
    • by mail to CRTC, Ottawa, ON. K1A 0N2
    • or by fax at 819-994-0218
    The deadline to send your comments is 6 October 2022.
    For more information on the consultation, visit crtc.gc.ca/north. The Commission also wants to know how it can support reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through telecommunications services and the outcomes of its review. To facilitate participation, the CRTC has prepared a summary with key information that is available in InuktitutInuinnaqtunCree, and Chipewyan.
    You can also call our Consumer Support Line at 1-877-249-2782, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).
    Help us promote this consultation. We invite you to share this information with members of your community and with your network to encourage their participation.