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Court has jurisdiction to overturn wholesale rates, big telecoms argue

telecom | 06/25/2020 11:19 pm EDT

The CRTC's wholesale rates ruling from last August ignored the intentions of a 2006 Maxime Bernier-era policy directive, and the decision to slash wholesale rates for third-party internet service providers must be set aside, lawyers representing the incumbent cable carriers and telecom companies sought to convince the Federal Court of Appeal's three judge panel Thursday.  Much of the first day of testimony on the hearing's first day centered around whether or not the court had the...

Bell asks court to put appeal on hold in CloudWifi case

telecom | 08/23/2019 11:50 am EDT

BCE Inc. still wants the Federal Court of Appeal to grant it leave to appeal a June CRTC decision, but the company is content to wait until the CRTC concludes its own internal process, according to an August 19 court filing from the company.  In late July, Bell had filed for leave to appeal the original CRTC decision granting the internet service provider (ISP) CloudWifi Inc. -- and by extension other ISPs -- access to Bell’s wires in multi-dwelling units “for a reasonable fee.” Bell said that it would suffer “irreparable harm if the Commission were to decline the stay and...

CRTC has no jurisdiction over content on single programs, SCC hears

Media | 12/04/2018 5:18 pm EST

OTTAWA — The CRTC can’t decide what commercials broadcasters can show...