MTS Allstream and Aliant spar over proposed carry-forward for the ILEC
News | 09/30/2004 4:00 am EDT
MTS Allstream Inc. has fired back against an Aliant demand that the CRTC treat the Atlantic telco equitably over the issue of draw downs from its deferral account. In a dispute before the commission, Aliant is seeking permission to draw down against unused price increase room and argues that the commission set a precedent for doing so when it allowed MTS Allstream to make a similar move. MTS, however, warns that the precedent Aliant cites to warrant the move is not as relevant as it makes it out to be.