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Toronto council stands with CRTC on FTTH decision

telecom | 02/05/2016 7:08 pm EST

Toronto city council is backing the CRTC's decision to mandate wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, breaking with Toronto mayor John Tory who has already registered his support of BCE Inc.'s appeal of the ruling to the federal cabinet. On Thursday, Toronto municipal politicians voted 28-5 in favour of a recommendation by Coun. Mike Layton that city council "support competitive and affordable internet prices for its residents" and that it request a chance to consult with the minister of innovation, science and economic development on Bell's appeal. Bell...