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Cabinet upholds CRTC rulings, suggests others could start paying contribution

News | 07/04/2000 4:00 am EDT

The federal cabinet is suggesting that changes to the long distance contribution regime are warranted, and that other telecom companies may have to start paying into the $800-million subsidy fund. But rather than overturn Telecom Decision 99-20, the government believes the CRTC is best equipped to deal with the concerns in a broader proceeding that begins this week in Hull QC on contribution (Telecom PN 99-6).

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