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Telcos entering broadcast distribution market call for more flexibility in basic packages

News | 02/28/2003 5:00 am EST

Telephone companies getting into the television distribution business are asking for greater flexibility in the composition of their basic packages. Telcos could be one of the first to benefit if the CRTC establishes different rules for basic packages for all-digital cable systems since they are currently rolling out fully digital distribution services. Born in the analog environment, cableco rivals tend to offer digital options in conjunction with analog tiers.

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