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Utilities, cities clash with telecoms over infrastructure jurisdiction

Electrical utilities and municipalities have arched their backs over various proposals to streamline or adjust regulatory jurisdiction when it comes to resolving disputes over use of “passive infrastructure” in Canada. Those requests come as carriers look to not just deploy broadband network...

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CRTC OKs Quebecor’s Groupe Serdy acquisition

The CRTC has approved Quebecor Inc.'s purchase of Groupe Serdy and its Évasion and Zeste specialty channels. The regulator said in a decision Monday Quebecor will have to pay $1.8 million in tangible benefits over the next seven years as part of the $24-million transaction. It approved the deal even...

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