Cable & Telecom

Bell appealing mobile TV decision

OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal is being asked to weigh in on an issue that seems to combine a bunch of hot-button issues facing the CRTC: vertical integration, consumer rights, net neutrality, wireless service billing and the blurring line between telecommunications and broadcasting.And all because of a student from Manitoba.Bell Mobility has filed for leave to appeal CRTC Broadcasting and Telecom Decision 2015-26, rendered Jan. 29, which orders Bell and Quebecor’s Vidéotron to cease providing mobile video applications that are exempt from counting toward the cap on their wireless data plans. Bell argues that the CRTC made errors...