Cable & Telecom

Forbes “hopeful” of forbearance; is pleased with DSL TV launch

SAINT JOHN – Aliant president and CEO Jay Forbes told financial analysts on Friday that he’s holding out hope that the CRTC will see it their way when it comes to forbearing from regulating its local telephony markets. Aliant and all other Canadian telecom stakeholders faced the Commission during the week of September 26th to give their opinion on local telephony competition and at what stage the Regulator should de-regulate local phone markets.The local forbearance hearing (which was attended by www.cartt.ca) was initiated by an Aliant request early in 2005 that it be relieved of regulation in 32 exchanges in...