CRTC needs clarity over who can resolve 5G rollout disputes: Scott

Originally published by The Wire Report
Author: Kyle Duggan

OTTAWA — The head of Canada’s telecom regulator says clarity on where it stands when it comes to resolving disagreements over the rollout of 5G infrastructure is one question the Senate should consider in its review of Canada’s communications laws.

CRTC chairman Ian Scott told senators on the transportation and communications committee Tuesday that the rollout of next-generation wireless infrastructure poses a challenge for the regulator because new ‘passive infrastructure’ areas, sites like hydropoles and ducts where telecom companies will want to set up transmission hardware, will “cut across provincial and municipal jurisdictions, as well as private interests.”

Scott said “the problem is only going to get more complicated and what is required in the legislation is some clarity,” responding to a question from Conservative Sen. Fabian Manning.

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