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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The CRTC is an independent agency established by Parliament in 1968. It is vested with the authority to regulate and supervise all aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system, as well as to regulate telecommunications common carriers and service providers that fall under federal jurisdiction. The CRTC derives its regulatory authority over broadcasting from the Broadcasting Act. Its telecommunications regulatory powers are derived from the Telecommunications Act and the Bell Canada Act.

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's mission is to foster a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. Program areas include developing industry and technology capability, fostering scientific research, setting telecommunications policy, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism and small business development, and setting rules and services that support the effective operation of the marketplace.

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Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. They are Canada's central statistical agency, and is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces.

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Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

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