Title: Oversight of telecommunications regulatory agencies

Authors: Daphne Rixon, Mary Furey

Addresses: St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada. ' Information Systems, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada

Abstract: The devolution of regulatory authority to agencies raises the issue of government|s responsibility to ensure such agencies meet the needs of citizens. This paper examines the respective roles of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and the federal government in ensuring that citizens receive reliable telecommunications services.

Keywords: telecommunications; Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission; government responsibility; regulatory authorities; telecoms regulations; regulatory agencies; service reliability; Canada.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2011.041293

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2011 Vol.3 No.3, pp.223 - 239

Available online: 16 Jul 2011 *

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