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CRTC turning down review and vary appeal; Bell free to charge 75 cents for DA calls

News | 03/08/2000 5:00 am EST

The CRTC will be denying, by the narrowest margin possible, a review and vary application regarding Bell Canada's plan to charge for local and long distance directory assistance even if no information is provided. The regulator has yet to release its decision publicly, but Network Letter has learned that the commission has voted 7-6 against an appeal by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) to review and vary Telecom Order 99-741, which allows Bell to begin charging 75 cents every time it responds to a DA query.

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