For businesses and cities, the process of coordinating telecommunications projects within municipal jurisdiction can be a daunting task. “Telecommunications companies need access to roads and other municipal property to install, update or maintain their facilities, including fibre optic cables,” crtc chair Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement today. “The model agreement will help municipalities save time and money in their negotiations and allow telecommunications companies to provide high-quality services to Canadians.” Today, the CRTC announced that both parties can now refer to a model Municipal Access Agreement (MAID) that could serve as a model for such negotiations. Prior to the MAA model, some municipalities used the help of cloud hosting companies to manage IIS rights-of-way issues. Envista enables sharing and markup of PDF and Microsoft Word documents, centralizes project data, and allows users to request approvals online.

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