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New research: CRTC costs process in telecommunications

This 24 November 2017 research note describes the history and purpose of the CRTC costs process in telecommunications, and analyzes the 135 orders issued by the CRTC from 1 January 2013, to 10 November 2017, with respect to costs applications submitted by public-interest organizations’ participation in its telecom proceedings.

Main result:  In 2017 the CRTC published costs orders an average of 8.6 months after the costs applications had been filed; in 2013 it published the costs orders an average of 3.7 months after the applications were filed.