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Court dismisses dispute over hydro pole pricing

telecom | 12/20/2016 10:31 pm EST

A panel of Ontario Divisional Court judges has dismissed an application from a group of telecom companies disputing the Ontario Energy Board’s handling of setting new rates for attaching communications equipment to hydro poles in Ottawa. In a Dec. 14 decision, judges Anne Molloy, Michael Dambrot and Michael Varpio sided with the Ontario Energy Board and Hydro Ottawa, which last year raised its pole attachment rate from the 2005 price of $22.35 per pole per year to $53. The new rates came into effect on Jan. 1. Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp., Quebecor...