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February 6, 2024 9:16 am  #1

Bell Wants To Reverse Rule That Gives Indies Access To Its Fibre Net

This should comes as no surprise to anyone. BCE is asking the feds to overturn a CRTC decision ordering the company to give independent competitors access to its Fibre Network. The idea was to encourage competition, which would hopefully lead to lower prices. 

Bell, of course, will do anything to avoid that, and is pulling out that old chestnut about how it will discourage "investment" and thus actually harm consumers instead. They've already appealed the order to a federal court but no decision has been rendered yet. So they've turned their guns on the federal government instead.

Funny how whenever there's a threat to its monopoly, Bell insists it will make it less likely to invest in expansion of its services. The public is watching and hopefully, the government will do the right thing and tell Bell to go pound sand - and to share that sand with its competitors.

BCE asks cabinet to overturn CRTC decision on competitors’ network access


February 12, 2024 2:05 pm  #2

Re: Bell Wants To Reverse Rule That Gives Indies Access To Its Fibre Net

A win and a loss for Bell, which has had quite a week. 

A court has denied the company's request for a temporary stay to a CRTC order to allow access to their networks by independents, scheduled to start in May. But the legal solons will hear the appeal at some point in time. 

"I find that it has not established that it will suffer irreparable harm if the stay is not granted," Justice Mary Gleason wrote.

Bell denied stay of CRTC decision allowing access to its fibre network

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