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BELL/ASTRAL: Telus wants much tougher code of conduct for Bell


MONTREAL – Telus is another in the line of companies who want the purchase of Astral Media by Bell Canada killed. But, if it is approved, the industry needs better rules to govern the behaviour of it and other vertically integrated companies (but especially Bell…), Telus told the CRTC Thursday morning in Montreal. The best example of Bell’s intransigence, said Telus executives, is its dealings on multiplatform content. “It has been mentioned by many parties in this proceeding that Olympic coverage on mobile was only available to Bell Mobility subscribers,” said Telus director of broadcast regulation and corporate affairs, Ann...