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

CRTC releases telecommunications fees for 2003/2004
The CRTC has announced that it will collect $22.83 million in telecommunications fees for the 2003-2004 fiscal year from Canadian carriers based on an aggregate of telecommunications revenue of $20.886 billion. The fees for this period also include an adjustment of $1.05 million for 2002/2003. This level pales in comparison to the level wireless operators have to pay in annual licence fees to Industry Canada. The department is currently reviewing the level of fees the wireless carriers pay in spectrum licence fees (RoW Update, Jan. 13/03)

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