The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.The CRTC should brace itself for more competitive disputes as more players enter the lucrative multiple unit dwelling (MUD) market and fight it out for market share. Bell Canada has applied to operate a VDSL cable TV service in areas such as Toronto, where the phone giant is likely to target the MUD market. Bell Canada hasn’t even been licensed, and already the feathers of the incumbent cablecos have been ruffled. Bell’s too big and powerful to compete fairly, they cry. Bell Canada retorts that licensing its broadcast distribution undertaking would further the state of competition.   Already Bell’s sister company direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV distributor Bell ExpressVu is battling it out in the Toronto MUD market with incumbent cableco Rogers. The satellite TV distributor filed a complaint last summer with the CRTC over what it says is its inability to make inroads in the condo market due to the anti-competitive practices of its cable rival (CCR, July 31, 2003). Now, Montreal-based Cable VDN plans to join the fray in the MUD market in Toronto. Massive disputes have also arisen over the use of inside wiring in MUDs and are likely to continue. Vidéotron ltée has already squared off against ExpressVu, Cable VDN, and wireless cableco Look Communications in a drawn out fight over the inside wiring in Quebec apartment buildings. Vidéotron attempted to circumvent CRTC rules that require inside wire owners to lease them to competitors at 52 cents per subscriber per month by setting up an unregulated subsidiary. One of the charges leveled by ExpressVu against Rogers in the Toronto market is that the cableco provides the inside wiring to condos under terms that end up costing third parties more than the CRTC-mandated monthly charge. The commission has yet to release its decision on that complaint. Perhaps, the CRTC hopes its additional winback rules will help cut off the impending onslaught of competitive catfights in the MUD market. But that is not likely. As dissenting commissioner Stuart Langford notes, the additional winback rules are far more likely to result in "an increase in applications to the commission for clarification and dispute resolution than a furtherance of the commission’s long-stated competitive agenda."