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CRTC leans to using broadcast rules in Aliant-Eastlink ad dispute

News | 03/29/2005 5:00 am EST
The CRTC seems to be leaning toward using Broadcasting Act rules to arbitrate a dispute between Aliant Telecom Inc. and EastLink, even though the telco filed its complaint under the Telecommunications Act (CCR, Jan. 14/05). At issue is whether or not cableco EastLink, a subsidiary of Bragg Communications Inc., has the right to refuse to run competitor Aliant’s advertising on its cable TV community channels in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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