The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. Late last year, Vidéotron complained to the CRTC that Shaw’s Star Choice DTH service was allowing users to buy multiple dishes and receivers for use in locations other than their primary residence, but only charging them for one monthly subscription, a practice dubbed "account stacking".  In response to Vidéotron’s charges, Star Choice admits that it allows such an arrangement, provided the additional locations are owned by the account holder. Vidéotron then replied that it should be allowed to win back customers by offering a single subscription for households with multiple dwellings. Meanwhile, Bell ExpressVu – Star Choice’s DTH rival – has a policy that allows users to take their dish and receiver to their cottage, provided they temporarily shut off their home service first. Regardless of whether the practice is anti-competitive or not, surely it’s in Star Choice’s best interest to have as many subscribers as possible, and account stacking is an impediment to that. While the practice might allow Star Choice to gain market share at the expense of cable rivals, it will undoubtedly dampen the company’s long-term revenue potential: once subscribers become accustomed to servicing alternate locations with just one account – and one monthly payment – it will be hard to change their mindset. It may just be that this is a promotional offering, and Star Choice plans on discontinuing the practice at some point in the future. But if the CRTC is serious about making technology-neutral policy – as it has proclaimed in the past – it should recognize that any service based on the reception of electromagnetic or radio waves through an antenna or dish has inherent advantages over wired distribution, and as such should crack down on the practice of account stacking.