Cable & Telecom

UBB Hearing: Shaw open to peak period billing approach, PIAC calls for volume and term discounts

GATINEAU – Shaw Communications Inc. says that while it prefers a volume-based billing model for wholesale services, it’s prepared to do the work to implement a peak period approach if directed to do so. The company noted during its appearance on Day 3 of the CRTC’s usage-based billing hearing that if three specific criteria are met either approach could give the independent ISPs the flexibility they need to compete in the market while also appropriately compensating the wholesale network providers.“We must be able to recover our investments; we must be able to charge more for higher speeds; and there must...