The CRTC has told six small telecoms who have refused to join the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) they have until Dec. 16 to explain why. It said WISP Internet Services Inc., Golden Rural High Speed, Pure Channel Communications Inc., MySignal.ca Solutions Inc., Redbox Solutions Ltd., and Total Cable Service Inc. have until then to show why they shouldn’t “be found in violation of the Telecommunications Act for contravening the CCTS participation requirement” and face a $50,000 fine. The directors of the companies could also have a $15,000 fine levied directly against them. “The CCTS provides a valuable service to Canadians, helping consumers resolve disputes with their TSPs. Given the important role played by the CCTS, the Commission considers non-compliance with the CCTS participation requirement to be a serious matter,” the CRTC said in the Friday notice.