Call for com­ments – Manda­tory code for In­ter­net ser­vices

The McLeod River Post - - Viewpoint -

Jim Eglin­ski, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Yel­low­head, would like to in­form res­i­dents that the Cana­dian Ra­dio-tele­vi­sion and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (CRTC) is creat­ing an In­ter­net Code, and en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to share their views.

Due to a 2016-17 report which showed a 38 per cent in­crease in com­plaints about In­ter­net ser­vices com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year, the CRTC an­nounced on Novem­ber 9th, the In­ter­net Code to es­tab­lish con­sumer-friendly busi­ness prac­tices, en­sure con­tracts are easy-to-un­der­stand, and make it eas­ier for Cana­di­ans to switch providers to take ad­van­tage of com­pet­i­tive of­fers.

“Nowa­days, the In­ter­net plays a vi­tal role in our life. The suc­cess of per­sonal and busi­ness communication as well as on­line op­er­a­tions can de­pend on its qual­ity and speed,” stated MP Eglin­ski.

To stim­u­late dis­cus­sion and de­bate, the CRTC has pre­pared an In­ter­net Code Work­ing Doc­u­ment (see https://bit.ly/2PvgVgE ), which is based on pro­vi­sions in the Wire­less Code and the Tele­vi­sion Ser­vice Provider Code.

I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to com­ment on the cre­ation of a manda­tory code of con­duct for In­ter­net ser­vice by:

• Fill­ing out the on­line form at https://bit. ly/2zXp3fj (No­tice No. 2018422)

• Writ­ing to the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, CRTC, Ot­tawa, On­tario K1A ON2.

• Send­ing a fax to (819) 994-0218. Dead­line: De­cem­ber 19, 2018.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit: https:// crtc.gc.ca/eng/ archive/2018/2018-422.htm

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