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Aliant Telecom to seek experimental retransmission licence as C-11 clock ticks

News | 12/11/2002 5:00 am EST

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology took a scant hour-and-a-half on December 5 to recommend passage of Bill C-11 (formerly Bill C-48) without delay in the upper house. The recommendation comes despite a plea by Aliant Telecom Inc. to delay passage of the controversial legislation that will deny companies operating under the CRTC's New Media Exemption Order a compulsory licence to retransmit over-the-air television signals via the Internet. On December 9, the bill passed third reading without amendment.

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