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Telecom and broadcasting converge as legislation remains separate

Media | 03/31/2015 5:38 pm EDT

A case involving BCE Inc.’s mobile-TV service that’s currently winding its way through the Federal Court of Appeal is just one example of how the lines between telecommunications and broadcasting are becoming blurred. The main issue in that case is whether Bell can exempt the service from data caps. The company is challenging a decision by the CRTC forbidding it from doing so, and one of the main arguments hinges on whether the services in question are broadcasting distribution or...