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Expanded licensing exemption increases regulatory burden for Part IIIs: CCTA

News | 05/08/2003 4:00 am EDT

Part III cablecos are the big losers in a CRTC public notice proposing to expand licence exemptions to cable systems of up to 6,000 subscribers. Harris Boyd, senior VP of industry affairs and office of small systems at the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), tells Canadian Communications Reports that the association will use the comment period after the commission issues a proposed exemption order encompassing the changes to advocate for better conditions for Part III systems. They are defined as those systems serving high-cost remote and underserved areas, regardless of their size, where there are fewer than two licensed TV stations receivable over-the-air.

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