is chair of Fasken's Communications Law practice group, advising a wide range of Canadian and foreign carriers, resellers, utilities and telecommunications services-providers in the wireline, satellite, wireless, cable television and internet markets. He also advises on broadcasting and digital media issues and on internet-based telecommunications, VoIP, messaging and gaming services. Laurence has also advised extensively on strategies to open domestic and international telecommunications markets to competition as well as on related interconnection, ownership, licensing and tariff issues. Additionally, he assists both domestic and foreign governments on legislative and policy issues related to privatisation, competition and regulatory reform in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. Recent matters include advising on a new funding mechanism to extend high-speed broadband access to rural and remote areas of Canada, and on the CRTC’s net neutrality policy.
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