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CRTC creates east-west split for wireless cable distribution competition in Canada

News | 07/24/2000 4:00 am EDT
SkyCable Inc has been given the mandate it needs to become a major wireless cable TV player in Western Canada following a CRTC decision to grant the Manitoba-based company its first major urban licence. Craig Broadcast Systems Inc was facing off against Canada’s largest MDS operator, Look Communications Inc, for a regional broadcast licence serving British Columbia. For Look, which had aspirations of creating a national footprint for both its wireless cable and Internet services, the regulator has sent a clear message that it supports a competitive market for MDS in Canada.

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