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Videotron asks Competition Bureau to investigate Bell’s pole-access practices


Also files lawsuit seeking $12 million in damages MONTREAL — Quebecor-owned Videotron is taking its dispute with Bell over access to support structures to the Competition Bureau of Canada, asking for an investigation into Bell’s practices which Videotron says are anticompetitive by allegedly slowing down or, in some cases, blocking access to Bell’s telephone poles. In a Videotron press release today, the company says its application to the Competition Bureau provides “multiple documented examples of the Canadian telecommunications giant’s stratagems to limit competition. These tactics, which are depriving entire communities of access to 21st century digital infrastructure, are destructive and...