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Force Bell to sign IXPL lease agreement, CRTC urged

telecom | 07/20/2020 5:36 pm EDT

Ontario-based home phone and internet provider Fibernetics Corp. is calling on the CRTC to compel BCE Inc. to allow it to lease facilities so it can expand its landline phone service to eight new areas. In a Part 1 application posted on the CRTC website Monday, Cambridge-based Fibernetics says Bell has refused to sign a lease agreement for Inter-Exchange Private Line (IXPL) facilities despite the parties having signed many lease agreements in the past, with Bell insisting on another, redacted method for local network interconnection. Access to IXPL facilities is necessary for Fibernetics...

Bell denied application to stop Fibernetics payments

telecom | 08/04/2015 4:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has been denied an application for relief on making "traffic imbalance payments" to Fibernetics Corp., a smaller provider of home-phone services. In its decision released Tuesday, the CRTC referred to regulations established in 1997 that mandated that calls going over shared-cost facilities of both incumbent carriers and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) be billed based on where calls originate. The commission said it recognized a potential for payment imbalances for carriers that are terminating more traffic than they originate, and a system was therefore...