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Rogers application for rate deregulation seen as test case for industry and CRTC

News | 05/24/2001 4:00 am EDT

An application by Rogers Cable Inc to deregulate two small cable systems in southern Ontario is as much a test case for the cable industry as it is for the CRTC’s broadcast distribution rules – PN 2001-53. In a move that had been expected by the commission long before now, Rogers became the first company in Canada to apply under a 1998 regulation that allows a cable system to apply for basic rate deregulation if it can prove a 5 per cent drop in its subscriber base.

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