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Price cap rules favour ILECs at expense of viable telecom competition, critics charge

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

Major competitors to the incumbent telcos say the current pricing regime for telecommunications in Canada isn’t working, and they’re calling for changes in how the CRTC sets the rules. Critics argue that the price cap rules, which replaced rate of return regulation in 1997, favour the incumbents to the detriment of long distance providers and other competitors. They’re hoping the commission’s current review of price caps – Telecom PN 2001-37 released March 13 – will correct the inequities.

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