Bell Canada seeks cable TV carrier status
by MacGyver 08:57AM Wednesday Jun 09 2004 The Globe and Mail Reports
that Bell Canada is asking regulators for approval to deliver television over phone lines, charging head to head with cable operators in Canada's most lucrative markets.
Bell has filed two applications — made public Tuesday by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission — for cable licences to serve 11 urban centres in Ontario and Quebec, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. The carrier said it plans to send television programming down the same fibre and copper lines it uses to offer Internet service to residences, known as a Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL).
Re: MDU's are the target here the crtc hearing is july 15.
Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara, Oshawa, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Ottawa, and surrounding areas of each location, (Ontario); and Montr?l, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Qu?ec City, and surrounding areas of each location (Quebec)
Application Nos. 2004-0008-6; 2004-0007-8
Applications by BELL CANADA for two regional licences to operate cable distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.
The applicant proposes to charge a basic monthly fee of $22.94 for the basic service