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ILECs up effort to overturn 12-month no-contact provision in winback rules

News | 06/23/2005 4:00 am EDT

The constitutionality of incumbent telco winback restrictions has come under heavy fire in recent weeks as a flurry of activity at the commission culminated last week in a Federal Court of Appeals (FCA) case filed by the ILECs. On June 13, TELUS Corp., Bell Canada and SaskTel filed for leave to appeal the matter to the FCA which they want to declare the winback restrictions in the CRTC’s Voice over IP decision unconstitutional as an unreasonable restriction on their Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee to free speech.

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