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Rights of way battles continue on two fronts; CRTC likely to arbitrate a settlement

News | 03/27/2000 5:00 am EST

Two of Canada's largest cities are digging in their heels to battle BCT.Telus Communications Inc, other telecom carriers and, if necessary, the CRTC over their right to charge market rents for access to public rights of way. The disputes – which are now before the commission as part of two separate proceedings – escalated in February when the City of Vancouver notified Telus that it will be canceling the telco's right of way and access agreements at the end of this year.

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