Law Times quotes Ottawa lawyer Yael Wexler in an article about the CRTC making broadband Internet access an essential service.
Yael Wexler, a lawyer with the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, says that however laudable the CRTC’s goals, nobody should hold their breath waiting for the target to be hit.
“To put in context, it took the CRTC about 20 years to declare ‘mission accomplished’ in terms of achieving universal voice telephony,” she says. “I do think it’s a significant policy, but I don’t think the impact is going to be perceptible immediately or even in the short term. It’s going to take a long time.”