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Canadian wireless industry could be forced to pay significantly more into contribution

News | 10/15/2001 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian wireless industry could be on the hook for a much larger portion of the national local telephone subsidy pool unless the CRTC changes the way it calculates contribution-eligible revenue stemming from the sale of handsets. Telus Communications Inc. and Tele-Mobile Co. filed a Part VII application with the commission on September 21 seeking a change in the way the commission determines how much of the revenue derived from wireless terminal sales is counted as contribution-eligible.

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