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$263M in deferred spectrum fees due Tuesday: ISED

Media | 08/31/2020 3:00 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada won’t give any more extensions on the payment of spectrum fees, which are due Sept. 1, the department said. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, ISED deferred the payment of about $263 million in spectrum and radio licence fees from March 31 to Sept. 1. “No further deferral is planned,” ISED spokesperson Geneviève Sicard said in an email. In addition to delaying the due date for the payment of the fees, earlier this year the government introduced other measures to help telecoms deal with the ongoing pandemic. That includes...