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CRTC rejects wholesale wireline policy review

telecom | 06/29/2016 5:49 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied three applications to review recent decisions relating to competitor access to infrastructure, according to notices posted on the regulator’s website on Wednesday. BCE Inc. had applied for review of last year’s wholesale high-speed access policy stemming from a review of wholesale wireline services because it said the CRTC erred in linking the introduction of “disaggregated wholesale HSA services to additional investment in alternate transport facilities.” The CRTC said Bell wanted the policy modified so that disaggregated wholesale HSA services are only available to competitors that have their own transport facility and where the competitor is also the provider to the end user (i.e. no resellers). Bell was also asking for...

CRTC to review essential services this year

telecom | 03/01/2013 10:17 pm EST

The CRTC denied an Allstream Inc. application to delay the deregulation of BCE Inc.'s competitor digital network backhaul services, but agreed to the company's request to move up the commission's review of its “essential services” framework, the commission said Thursday. In a January application, MTS Inc.'s Allstream subsidiary asked the commission to delay its scheduled March 3 deregulation of Bell's backhaul services, which allow smaller, third-party Internet service providers (ISPs) to pay for access and expand their networks by connecting one network to another. The CRTC designated the services as non-essential in decision 2008-17 and scheduled them for deregulation at that time. Allstream said that Bell had not made available its proposed new rates...