Cable & Telecom

CRTC denies Telus request to charge credit card fees for regulated services

Regulator leaves open possible regulation on credit card fees more broadly in the future By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The CRTC said today that it will not allow Telus to charge credit card fees to customers in areas where its services are regulated, arguing that it would negatively impact service affordability for Canadians and said such fees could be examined more broadly under a new proposed policy direction from Innovation Canada. In August, Telus asked the CRTC if it could charge a 1.5% fee to customers paying by credit card in areas of British Columbia and Alberta where services –...