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Analysis: Government faced with difficult decision on access to ILEC facilities

News | 05/14/2009 7:32 pm EDT

The fate of broadband competition in the Canada is now in the hands of the federal government. Its job comes after Cabinet was handed three appeals: one from MTS Allstream Inc. contesting the appropriateness of a CRTC decision not to mandate Ethernet as an essential service, and two others from Bell Canada and Telus Corp. arguing the CRTC erred in ordering the ILECs to give ISP resellers access to the same high-speed Internet services (speed matching) as they offer their own retail customers.

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