The Telecommunications Act 1997 focuses on: (a) the long-term interests of end-users of carriage services or of services provided by means of carriage services; and (b) the efficiency and international competitiveness of the Australian telecommunications industry.
It is hereby affirmed that telecommunications performs an essential role in the maintenance of Canada's identity and sovereignty and that the Canadian telecommunications policy has as its objectives: (a) to facilitate the orderly development throughout Canada of a telecommunications system that serves to safeguard, enrich and strengthen the social and economic fabric of Canada and its regions; (b) to render reliable and affordable telecommunications services of high quality accessible to Canadians in both urban and rural areas in all regions of Canada
Forbearance: The Commission may… exempt any class of Canadian carriers from the… Act… where the Commission, after holding a public hearing … is satisfied that the exemption is consistent with the Canadian telecommunications policy objectives.
Canada’s sectoral policy style enables faster deployment of broadband technologies and is more amenable to innovative practice.
Importance of the configuration of the interest networks and coalitions that comprise [the] sectoral policy subsystem and affect its willingness and ability to propose and accommodate new policy ideas and actors
Canada's integrated regulatory framework , combined with a broad range of powers which enable greater provincial, municipal and community involvement in broadband infrastructure deployment has contributed significantly to Canada's higher rates of broadband access and speed of the services.
[W]e do not have a systematic body of communications law which allows new technologies and new uses for old technologies for that matter, to be conveniently slotted in to their correct place in a single integrated regulatory framework (cited on p. 29 of the 1989 Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Infrastructure Report)