3. DECIDE WHETHER YOU NEED A DISTRIBUTION LICENCE

The third step to implement a community distribution scheme is to decide whether you require a distribution licence from the Canadian Radio, Television, and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC). Smaller communities generally do not.

For examples, communities having fewer than 20,000 households generally do not require a cable licence, although there are certain technical and reporting standards they must meet. Similarly, communities that can be served with a low-power over-the-air transmitter (with a maximum radius of 12 kilometres) do not require a licence. CACTUS, working with the engineer, can help you with this process.

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