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Larger carriers unimpressed with contribution appeal by independent telcos

News | 06/04/2001 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s small independent telcos aren’t finding any allies among their larger brethren in their battle to change the CRTC’s new subsidy regime for local phone service (NL, Apr. 23/01). Bell Canada, SaskTel and Rogers Wireless Inc oppose what they call an attempt by the independents to get preferential treatment under the new rules (Decision 2000-745), which came into effect in January.

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