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Incumbent reaction to wholesale rates warning shot for fibre, conference hears

News | 11/06/2019 9:13 pm EST
From left: Christine Dobby, Chris Tacit, Michael Geist and Laura Tribe discuss regulatory developments at the ISP Summit in Toronto on Nov. 6, 2019./ Photo by Anja Karadeglija.

TORONTO — The aggressive way incumbent telecom companies reacted to the CRTC’s lowering of wholesale rates in August was a message that they plan to fight any moves to decrease wholesale rates for fibre-to-the-home networks, Laura Tribe, executive director for internet advocacy group OpenMedia told an industry conference Wednesday.

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