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Telesat Canada tries to resolve issue of customer refusing to pay contribution levy

News | 08/19/2002 4:00 am EDT
An undisclosed customer is refusing to pay $2.6 million in new contribution charges passed on by satellite service provider Telesat Canada. The charge is part of the CRTC’s contribution regime that affects telecom and broadcast carriers using Telesat’s satellite services. Broadcast users, especially, have vigorously opposed the new charges, which require them to now help subsidize local telephone service in high-cost serving areas (RoW, June 11/02).

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