Cable & Telecom

Shaw fires back at claims of unreasonable wholesale broadband rate hikes

GATINEAU - Increased network costs, significant growth in bandwidth usage and outdated cost studies are three of the main reasons Shaw Communications has had to raise its Third Party Internet Access rates, the company said in a filing to the CRTC last week.In response to questions from the Commission on Tariff Notice 22 (TN 22) as well as comments from a number of independent ISPs, the Calgary-based media and communications company offered additional details on the costs behind its TPIA services. In the February 19 submission, Shaw said it only stands to reason that wholesale broadband rates would increase as...