By Perry HoffmanGATINEAU - The small incumbent telcos in Ontario lashed out at the cable companies during the rebuttal phase of the obligation to serve hearing Wednesday, telling the CRTC that it has no business taking any advice from them because they have never had an obligation to serve any community. Tracy Cant, director of finance and regulatory matters at Ontera, told commissioners that the small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs) have respected the regulatory bargain that their costs would be covered for serving their communities. The cable companies, he noted, have not had an obligation to serve for “one single day...
Obligation to Serve: Small ILECs tell CRTC cablecos don’t know what they’re talking about
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