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Shaw fights back in wholesale Internet pricing dispute

telecom | 01/23/2015 7:44 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. is fighting back against accusations from small ISPs that its new pricing proposal for third-party Internet access is exorbitant, saying in a recent filing with the CRTC that higher costs are necessary to deal with “dramatic” growth in Internet usage. Last week the Canadian Network Operators’ Consortium (CNOC) cried foul at the rates Shaw proposed to the CRTC on Jan. 6, with one operator calling them “egregious” because of increases that approximately double rates on certain service tiers. In a Jan. 19 response filed with the regulator,...