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First appeal of contribution subsidy filed, others may follow in near future

News | 12/20/2000 5:00 am EST

Canada’s major ILECs and wireless carriers aren’t happy with the CRTC’s new contribution scheme, but they appear willing to set aside certain grievances if the commission slashes their fee payments for 2001. The companies argue that a transition period is needed to minimize the impact of a radically new subsidy regime, particularly for wireless carriers which currently pay little to offset the high cost of local phone service (NL, Dec. 4/00).

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