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Use of licence exemptions will cut paperwork for small cablecos and CRTC

News | 06/07/2001 4:00 am EDT

The head of Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) says the CRTC has made an important first step by effectively deregulating Class 3 cable systems, and should now turn its attention to easing the burden for mid-sized systems. On May 29, the commission announced that cable systems with fewer than 2,000 subscribers and their own head end will no longer require a licence and will be exempt from the Broadcasting Distribution RegulationsPN 2001-59.

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