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CRTC will not reconsider status of Rogers’ home-based wireless

telecom | 03/30/2015 4:40 pm EDT

The CRTC on Monday turned down a request by Wightman Telecom Ltd. to reconsider a decision made last year to confirm that a service Rogers Communications Inc. offers on its mobile network as a substitute for home- or office-based phone access is in fact a wireless service and not a local exchange. Wightman, which provides home-phone services in southern Ontario, had first sought to have Rogers Wireless Home Phone Service classified as a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in October 2013, arguing that it was going after customers that would normally be seeking landline phone services. Being a CLEC would bring about a number of obligations, such as being subject to CRTC-regulated...

Wightman challenges decision on Rogers’ home-wireless service

telecom | 10/02/2014 5:51 pm EDT

A provider of phone services in southern Ontario is asking the CRTC to reconsider a decision made in July to not consider Rogers Communications Inc.'s wireless home-phone service a competitive local exchange carrier. Wightman Telecom Ltd. argued in an application posted online this week that the CRTC's judgment in this case conflicts with rules regarding undue discrimination and undue preference in the Telecommunications Act and a 2006 order from the government that called for regulation from the CRTC that "would yield symmetrical, competitively-neutral and technologically-neutral regulatory regimes and outcomes." The CRTC said in July that this service from Rogers was...

Rogers wireless home phone not subject to local-exchange rules: CRTC

telecom | 07/02/2014 4:00 pm EDT

The CRTC said Wednesday that it has denied a request from Wightman Telecom Ltd. for Rogers Communications Inc.'s wireless home-phone service to be classified as a competitive local exchange...