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Federal Court of Appeal sides with power companies in pole access battle

News | 07/30/2001 4:00 am EDT

The cable industry says it will appeal a landmark court ruling that challenges the CRTC's jurisdiction to regulate utility companies, and to mandate what they charge for access to their poles. Released July 13, the unanimous decision by the Federal Court of Appeal represents the latest development in a five-year battle over what cable carriers should pay to attach their wires and equipment to publicly owned hydro poles.

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