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Industry Canada sets new, lower rate for spectrum licensing fees

News | 12/16/2003 5:00 am EST
Unified wireless industry opposition to a high licence fee for analog and non-auctioned PCS spectrum has apparently carried the day as Industry Canada has slashed its originally proposed rate. Though none of the wireless operators are entirely happy, none has expressed disappointment with a new $0.035 per MHz per person rate set out by the department this week, substantially lower than the $0.052 per MHz per person it had proposed in DGRB-004-02. The full document detailing all other aspects of the outcome of the consultation will be available shortly on the department’s web site.

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