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Bell considers further appeal and raising phone rates, after failing to sway CRTC

News | 03/26/2001 5:00 am EST

Bell Canada says it will decide soon whether to take its case for contribution relief to a higher authority, or accept the CRTC’s denial of its plea to amend the new subsidy regime which came into effect Jan. 1. On March 15, the commission released Order 2001-219 which rejected the telco’s Part VII application asking that the 4.5 per cent revenue charge be reduced in the first year to ease the financial burden on carriers.

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