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Allstream no longer for sale as Accelero deal the first blocked for national security

telecom | 10/09/2013 8:51 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. is removing the “for sale” sign from its Allstream division following the Conservative government's decision to block its sale to Accelero Capital Holdings, said Chris Peirce, the company’s chief corporate officer. “We think Allstream is in the right place in terms of our market niche,” Peirce said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “We’re going to focus on building the Allstream business.” Industry Canada said...

Bell, Allstream spar over wholesale Internet services with deregulation coming

telecom | 01/25/2013 7:47 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s efforts to prohibit its wholesale Internet access and transport customers from reselling those services on a wholesale basis will put competing businesses at an undue disadvantage and will lead to a “re-monopolization” of the wholesale market, MTS Allstream Inc. says. The transport links, called competitor digital network services, allow smaller, third-party Internet service providers (ISPs) to pay for access and expand their networks by connecting one network to another. The CRTC designated the services as non-essential in decision 2008-17 and scheduled them for deregulation on March 3, 2013, so that they no longer face CRTC rate regulation. In regulatory...