Cable & Telecom

Videotron ordered to pay $7M for overcharging customers for LPIF

MONTREAL – A Superior Court judge has ordered Videotron to pay $7 million for improperly charging its television customers for the now defunct Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF).According to a report in the Montreal Gazette, Judge Carole Hallée gave cause to a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Videotron’s 1.5 million customers. The suit alleged that Videotron customers who subscribed only to its cable services paid the correct amount for the CRTC-levied fund, but those who bought a bundle of services were deliberately overcharged, violating provincial consumer-protection laws.She awarded $3.2 million to the class-action plaintiffs to compensate for the fee on video-on-demand services...

Our industry and COVID-19

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