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Northwestel service improvement plan approved with subsidy from other telcos

News | 12/04/2000 5:00 am EST

Telecom companies from southern Canada are being asked to underwrite the costs of maintaining telephony service in Canada’s far north. Telecom Decision 2000-746 opens up LD competition and provides for upgraded service for customers of Northwestel Inc. But a big part of the ruling forces other phone companies to offer supplemental funding to the northern ILEC.

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