Cable & Telecom

TekSavvy files for CRTC review of wholesale access side deals, including in Rogers-Shaw merger

The company wants a broader review of off-tariff agreements By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The largest independent telecom in Canada has filed an application today for the CRTC to review whether Rogers could provide Videotron wholesale access to its network at below market rates, a deal that was struck between the two companies as a sweetener for regulators to approve Rogers’s purchase of Shaw. TekSavvy had already asked Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne this month to block the deal on the grounds that the wholesale deal was not allowed. And the Competition Bureau filed arguments to be heard in front of...