Cable & Telecom

Competition Bureau says tribunal overlooked possible challenge to Rogers-Videotron commitments

Competition watchdog says wholesale deal could be appealed to the CRTC By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The Competition Bureau said in a filing to the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday that the tribunal’s decision to allow Rogers to buy Shaw assumed the fulfillment of commitments from the merging parties that could actually be challenged at the CRTC. Those commitments include Rogers supplying Videotron – the target buyer of Shaw’s Freedom Mobile – with long-term access to its infrastructure at below market rates, which are regulated by the CRTC. “The Tribunal failed to consider that these arrangements could be challenged...