Cable & Telecom

Supreme Court sides with Commission in deferral account case

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has told the CRTC is can do what it pleases with the $650 million in deferral account money.That means the Commission’s plan of giving some back to urban telecom customers who overpaid – while rural areas with little broadband will be able to draw on a few hundred million for more access, will go ahead.The Court dismissed appeals from the major telcos and consumer groups that wanted the money to be doled out differently.“While distinct questions arise in each of the appeals before us, the common problem is whether the CRTC, in the...