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Bell Canada and partners criticize Telus Communications appeal to Cabinet

News | 06/11/2003 4:00 am EDT

Bell Canada, Aliant Telecom Inc. and MTS Communications Inc. are criticizing parts of a Telus Communications Inc. appeal to the Governor in Council over proposed rate adjustments that could dramatically increase the amount of money carriers have to pay into the national contribution pool. The criticism echoes comments made by a group of telcos including wireless carrier Rogers Wireless Inc. earlier this year (RoW, March 31/03). Bell, Aliant and MTS believe that some of Telus’ arguments raise not only issues of fairness, but open the door to legal issues that could be in contravention of the Telecommunications Act.

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