Cable & Telecom

Bell accusing Videotron of not paying 9-1-1 fees

The telco also wants penalties charged against the cableco if it doesn’t pay By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Bell has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC today accusing Quebecor’s Videotron of failing to pay it fees related to the implementation of next-generation 9-1-1 networks. Bell, as the legacy telephone company, provides to the cable company next-generation 9-1-1 services, which is intended to allow distressed callers to send texts, photos, streamed videos and medical information to first responders over the new internet protocol-based 9-1-1 network. According to Bell, users of its 9-1-1 network must pay two bills – the...