Cable & Telecom

Commission cuts “naked DSL” rates; coalition to file complaint about MSOs

MONTREAL – Just before Christmas, the CRTC halved the wholesale tariffs incumbent telephone companies can charge for providing DSL capability to independent ISPs. The Commission made the cut “after determining that these proposed rates result in Bell Canada's double recovery of actual costs for the fiber portion of the local loop facilities,” says a press release from the Quebec Coalition of ISPs. In addition, the CRTC ordered Bell to extend the naked DSL offering to business customers. Click here for the decision."We hoped for much lower rates but now at least we can consider offering the service at a reasonable...