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CRTC confirms small cablecos can source U.S. 4+1 signals from foreign sources

News | 12/19/2001 5:00 am EST

The CRTC’s confirmation that small cable systems can source U.S. 4+1 signals from non-Canadian sources will have little impact in today’s market for distant signals via satellite. The launch of competitive satellite relay distribution undertakings (SRDUs) and the threat of competition from foreign signal providers in recent years have produced long-term contracts and lower rates for cablecos.

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