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Land-use authorities must respond in a timely manner to tower requests: CAB, CBC

News | 10/31/2003 5:00 am EST

Broadcasters want Industry Canada to force land-use authorities (LUAs), generally municipalities, to respond within two months to tower requests. Both the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) argue that a policy incorporating strict timelines is necessary, particularly as broadcasters move ahead with the digital transition, which will require either the construction of new towers or additions to existing infrastructure.

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