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Bell Canada defends right to compete more freely, and with less red tape, in U.S. market

News | 09/11/2000 4:00 am EDT

Bell Canada may still be the largest and most dominant local telco in this country, but it’s not powerful enough to stifle competition in the U.S. market, according to new evidence filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The 13-page document, filed September 1 by Washington lawyers Vinson & Elkins on behalf of Bell, argues that its client’s recent purchases of Aliant Inc and Teleglobe Inc are irrelevant to a 10-month-old application to have the Canadian telecom giant removed from the FCC’s list of foreign dominant carriers.

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