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Wireless code to apply to all consumer contracts June 3: court

telecom | 05/20/2015 12:48 am EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by wireless providers regarding the date by which the CRTC’s wireless code will apply to all consumer cellphone contracts. On Tuesday, the court said the CRTC has the authority to impose the code on all wireless contracts as of June 3, even if they were signed before its implementation on Dec. 2, 2013. The code stipulates, among other provisions, that no early cancellation fees can be applied to customers who have fulfilled at least two years of a contract. In the decision, posted online by advocacy group OpenMedia, Justice J.D....