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

Telus plans to appeal denied R&V on contribution
Telus Corp. plans to appeal last week’s CRTC decision denying the company’s review and vary application of the contribution decision and the rebanding ruling (Decision CRTC 2000-745 and 2001-238). In a news release, the company highlighted its disappointment noting that the commission’s decision (Telecom Decision 2002-67) to use a one-size-fits-all costs methodology calculation is inconsistent with the government’s telecommunications policy framework. "This decision, if allowed to stand, has far-reaching negative implications for telecommunications service providers, especially those serving rural and remote areas of Canada," Jim Peters, Telus’ executive VP and general counsel said in a news release. "Given the far ranging implications of this decision, Telus fully expects to file an appeal to the federal Cabinet in due course."

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