Cable & Telecom

Bell wants CRTC to stop collecting Broadband Fund money beyond what it distributes

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Bell on Wednesday filed a Part 1 application asking the CRTC to strike a decision it made this month that would allow the regulator to collect millions more dollars for a $750-million Broadband Fund that allegedly has yet to distribute the majority of existing funds it has. The CRTC said in a 2022 revenue-percent charge decision on December 15 that it will collect from service providers $150 million next year for the fund intended to connect more underserved areas with high-speed internet. Increasing amounts of money for the fund is collected on an annual basis,...