The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) has filed a review-and-vary application with the CRTC, asking the regulator to bring back its landline subsidy. When the commission announced its $750 million rural broadband fund back in December 2016 -- the details of which it revealed Thursday -- it outlined that money would largely come from repurposing the existing subsidy for landlines. In June, it issued a decision with details about how that phase-out would be implemented over a three-year period, starting in 2019. In a Part 1 application this week, the ITPA asked the CRTC to reconsider that June decision. It said the \u201clocal voice service subsidy must continue in place for at least 10 years, if not longer, until it can be eliminated organically.\u201d The ITPA said even after that ends, some type of voice subsidy must be in place as long as CRTC rules force companies to offer voice service even if it\u2019s not profitable for them. It argued the CRTC has \u201cbroken the regulatory compact by eliminating the local voice service subsidy without offering the affected carriers just and reasonable replacement financial compensation.\u201d Comments are due on Oct. 26.