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AT&T gets backing from other telcos in rights-of-way fight with Toronto

News | 07/17/2001 4:00 am EDT

The major players in telecom and cable are rallying behind AT&T Canada Corp in a battle that will test the CRTC’s resolve in bringing municipalities to heel when it comes to providing access to public rights-of-way. In a rare moment of solidarity, the various competitors are jointly calling on the commission to force the City of Toronto to renegotiate its contract with AT&T Canada, charging that it violates new rules that govern how access is to be provided to city sewers, streets and other rights-of-way.

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