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Microcell wins right to opt out of new subsidy regime for expanded LCAs

News | 05/27/2003 4:00 am EDT
Microcell Telecommunications Inc. is cheering a CRTC decision allowing it to opt out of the controversial plan to compensate long distance service providers for lost revenue from expanded local calling areas (LCAs). In Telecom Decision 2003-28, the CRTC ruled that it had made incorrect assumptions about the ability of a wireless CLEC to effectively participate in the new LCA framework as set out in Telecom Decision 2002-56.

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