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Telus Cabinet appeal may put wireless operators on the financial hook for millions

News | 03/31/2003 5:00 am EST

Mobile wireless operators could be on the hook for significantly more money in contribution payments to Telus Communications Inc. if the western telco wins an appeal to the federal Cabinet over the CRTC’s controversial contribution and rebanding decisions (Decision 2000-745 and Decision 2001-238). According to a joint submission by Rogers Wireless Inc., AT&T Canada Corp. and Call-Net Enterprises Inc., collectively calling themselves the Competitive Coalition, the country’s mobile wireless carriers could be forced to ante up an additional $215 million to Telus if its petition to the Governor in Council is successful (DGTP-003-03).

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