Cable / Telecom News

CRTC approves new rates for ILEC’s support structure services

OTTAWA – The CRTC has completed its review of the large incumbent local exchange carriers’ support structure service rates.The ILECs’ support structure services are tariffed wholesale services that make poles, strands, and conduits available to third parties for use as an input to provide competitive retail services.  In a decision on Thursday, the Commission approved revised rates for the wholesale support structure services of Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, Telus and Télébec, effective 21 July 2009. It also initiated a follow-up proceeding regarding service pole rates and a possible markup on Phase II support structure