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Microcell files R&V over new expanded local calling area subsidy framework

News | 10/28/2002 5:00 am EST

Microcell Telecommunications Inc. has expressed serious concerns over the CRTC’s new expanded local calling area (LCA) framework that would see interexchange carriers (IXCs) compensated by ILECs and CLECs for lost revenue from an expanded ILEC LCA. On October 10, the Montreal-based wireless operator filed a review and vary (R&V) application with the commission, arguing that it made several errors in its decision in assuming that CLECs would increase local rates as would ILECs, CLECs’ ability to measure lost toll revenue, and the benefits CLEC subscribers would gain from an expanded LCA.

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