Bell asks CRTC to overview $7.5 million positive stemming from phone pole dispute with Vidéotron
Bell is interesting a choice that noticed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Fee (CRTC) penalize the service $7.5 million for denying Vidéotron entry to phone pole infrastructure.
The Fee discovered Bell deployed fibre amenities on poles that Vidéotron was ready to deploy its community on, in the end denying its software. Bell and Vidéotron are opponents, and the CRTC stated the denial slowed Vidéotron’s community deployment and created a bonus for Bell.
However Bell says the fee made a variety of errors when delivering its judgment.
“The Fee incorrectly refused to think about extremely related proof that may have led to a unique end result,” Bell states as one of many causes for its purposes. Others embody the CRTC utilized the improper check to find out if Bell ought to face a penalty, referred to as Administrative Financial Penalty (AMP), and that the determine is “inexplicably and egregiously giant.”
- “We request that the Fee appropriate the errors recognized inside this software…apply the proper check with respect to the applicability of an AMP, and attain a conclusion that no AMP is warranted in mild of Bell’s vital due diligence processes with respect to compliance with building requirements,” Bell states in its software.
This isn’t the one dispute involving Bell, Vidéotron, and the CRTC. The 2 telecom firms are additionally dueling over roaming providers.