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Cable versus telco fight seems stacked

Briefs | 08/17/2007 4:12 pm EDT

Cablecos seem to have the upper hand in the fight for Canada's communications market, according to the SeaBoard Group. In a recent report the telecom industry analysts point out that in the last two years, cablecos such as Rogers Communications Inc. and Vidéotron ltée have siphoned 13% of the local residential phone market away from Bell Canada, Telus Corp. and other traditional telcos. Meanwhile telco efforts to enter the traditional cableco arena – cable TV – have been slow. The SeaBoarders suggest telcos should roll out fibre to the home to give the cablecos a run for their money.

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