CRTC Hearings to Develop National Cell Phone Code Underway

The C.R.T.C. are holding hearings in Gatineau Quebec that will likely lead to a new national code for wireless services, such as cellphones and other personal mobile devices.

The C.R.T.C. asked for comments during first phase last year, and over 600 Canadians commented via an online discussion forum. In addition over 3,500 written submissions were also received. Among other things, the public asked that contracts be written in easy-to-understand language, with no hidden fees. You can read the draft code here

You can also have your say until 15 February here

You can view the current hearing thanks for CPAC by clicking here

This outcome of these hearings are likely to impact the radio industry given the amount of listening to radio that now happens via smart phones.