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reply to elwoodblues

Re: Shaw sells Mountain Cablevision to Rogers

Cogeco also now has;

A transit company (PEER1), A foot in the US market (Atlantic Broadband) and a Fiber Company in the downtown Toronto core (Cogeco Data Services)

Pretty sure they are not in a rush to sell.


MFido

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reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

HA, the rumors of Cogeco's sale have come up again with this sale.

EACH time when any change happens in our small Canadian telecom world, even a small, small change, this rumor appears ... It is just funny. I do not see WHY Cogeco would sell ...


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reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

Rogers now controls the territory on 3 sides of Cogeco.

That's not as big a deal as it sounds considering that there's really only two major cable players in Southern Ontario, and Shaw was never major.

Mountain wanted to sell to Rogers from the very beginning, but it all came down to money and Shaw at the time had the better deal.


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reply to grunze510

said by grunze510:

Wait, hold up. Wasn't one of the rules in the 2009ish spectrum auction that Robellus wasn't supposed allowed to buy spectrum because they wouldn't use it?

I think that was the case, yes.
I'm looking for a snippet somewhere that confirms this, so I can fire it off in my letter to IC - not that it'll do any good.

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ArthurS
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reply to andyb

Ugh! First I had Mountain Cable (which did a pretty good job for my cable TV), then it switched to Shaw (same crew, but painfully long hold times to get a hold of someone at Shaw call center), and now Rogers?? I guess I have a year before this is really finalized, and make the choice to stay, or go OTA, or go with Bell Fibe TV, or maybe a combination? At least Bell finally broke the monopoly in providing TV in my area. Bell or Rogers, which is the lesser of two evils???



elwoodblues
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reply to MFido

Same reason the Waters family sold CHUM to CTV, MONEY.

While settle for a paltry 2m/yr (split 5 ways) in yearly return, when you can get a huge payday now and not worry about the company making or losing money.


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PIAC, CIPPIC, Open Media, and others request that the Minister stop the sale of the AWS spectrum that was reserved for new entrants which Shaw purchased, from being sold to Rogers, as its against the original intents of the auction.
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