Breaking down the CRTC’s landmark wireless access decision

The CRTC made a landmark wireless industry ruling Thursday. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Deutsche Telekom

Canada’s largest telecom companies must sell access to their wireless networks to some smaller regional providers, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decided Thursday. It’s a landmark decision meant to boost competition in the sector and make mobile plans more affordable for customers, but it stops short of measures the CRTC was considering that would have granted mobile network operators unconditional access.

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