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ISP coalition stands up to proposed hydro pole price

| 03/22/2018 5:53 pm EDT

A coalition of internet service providers (ISPs) is taking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to task over a proposal to significantly raise the cost of hydro pole installation across the province, which they say will inevitably lead to a higher cost of internet service pushed on customers. Using a website dedicated to the issue, the Ontario Broadband Coalition (OCB) is arguing that the OEB’s proposed wireline pole attachment rate of $52 would “put in jeopardy the expansion of broadband across Ontario and could mean higher internet rates for families and businesses.” The rate increase...