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Volume 52, July/August 2017, Number 4 · pp. 217-225


Regulatory Federalism and Broadband Divergence: Implications of Invoking Europe in the Making of Canadian Telecom Policy

Reza Rajabiun, Catherine Middleton

In addition to its relevance for Europeans, the effectiveness of European telecommunications policy has become a contested area in debates influencing telecom policy design in other countries. Individual European countries, as well as Europe as an aggregated construct, are often used as examples in these debates. Invocations of Europe are increasingly evident in Canadian debates about wholesale broadband access, consumer protection, network neutrality and basic service policies.


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