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Cable & Telecom

TPIA: Federal Court of Appeal sides with the independents in wholesale fee fight

Incumbents have already asked the CRTC for a stay of the rates By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – In a lengthy, thorough decision, the Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday said the CRTC’s August 2019 decision setting final wholesale rates for aggregated wholesale high-speed access services, and hundreds of millions in retroactive payments, was just fine. The decision goes through the history of wholesale rate setting, which actually dates back to 1979. The Court outlines the details of decision CRTC 2019-288 referencing productivity factors, upstream traffic growth rates, attribution of segmentation costs, speed-banding, unrecovered costs, working fill factors (WFF), coaxial cable… Continue Reading

Cable & Telecom

TPIA: Federal Court sides with independents on wholesale fee fight

OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Appeal has sided with the third party internet service providers in their defence of the August 2019 CRTC decision which lowered wholesale rates they pay to the incumbent telcos and cablecos – and established retroactive payments dating back several years. It was a unanimous 3-0 decision and grants the respondents (the independents) their legal costs, too. Companies like TekSavvy and Distributel and Start.ca serve tens of thousands of Canadians by leasing space on the networks of Bell, Rogers, Telus, Cogeco and the like and when the CRTC set the new rates with that decision,… Continue Reading

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Cogeco turns down $10.3 billion offer from U.S. cableco (updated)

Additional deal would have seen Rogers get Canadian ops for $4.9 billion By Greg O’Brien NEW YORK – It was a fast news cycle for Cogeco on Wednesday. The day opened with the announcement Altice USA, which owns broadband and cable providers Optimum (formerly Cablevision) and Suddenlink, among other assets, offered to buy Cogeco Inc. (CGO) and Cogeco Communications Inc. (CCA) for C$10.3 billion. It submitted the offer to Cogeco on Tuesday after the close of markets and announced it had done so before they opened on Wednesday morning. Altice also said it entered into an arrangement to sell all of Cogeco’s Canadian… Continue Reading

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.