Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage

August 08, 2022 00:33:42
Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage
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Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage

Aug 08 2022 | 00:33:42

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Show Notes

Rogers has provided some answers to the many questions about its massive outage last month that affected millions of Canadians. Yet there is still considerable uncertainty about what the government and CRTC are prepared to do to address ongoing concerns in the telecom sector. John Lawford is the Executive Director and General Counsel of PIAC, the Public Industry Advocacy Centre, which has been a leading consumer voice for decades in Canada. PIAC was the first to file a request with the CRTC seeking an inquiry into the outage. John and I were both participants at the Industry committee hearing into the outage and he joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss what we learned and what more can be done from a regulatory, legal, and policy perspective.

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