Cable & Telecom

CRTC again denies City Wide request to get involved in Eastlink connection point dispute

OTTAWA -- The CRTC yesterday denied an application by City Wide Communications to reverse a decision by the commission that declined to force Eastlink to move its point of interconnection (POI) from Pennant Point to a core location in Halifax. City Wide had filed the original Part 1 application back in May 2020 after the Dartmouth-based telecom alleged that Eastlink misrepresented that the rural Pennant Point POI was carrier-neutral and served by competitive transport facilities when the CRTC approved Eastlink’s request in 2016. City Wide has said the Pennant Point POI has increased its transport costs because its further away...