Cable & Telecom

Merging parties say TekSavvy application irrelevant to appeal

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Lawyers on behalf of Rogers, Shaw and Videotron said in a letter submitted to the Federal Court of Appeal Friday that the Competition Bureau’s request to hear as evidence a complaint filed to the CRTC related to a side deal between Rogers and Videotron is irrelevant to its appeal. TekSavvy’s application to the CRTC, filed Thursday, argued that a deal that would see Rogers provide Videotron with wholesale access to its network at below market rates to allay competition concerns related to its purchase of Shaw is illegal because it gives a preference to certain...