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City and telecoms end tussle over road work

March 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

Here’s a fun story I stumbled across last week, now in today’s Globe. I didn’t realize this, but the city and the private telecommunications companies have been dickering over various issues ever since telecommunications got deregulated and all kinds of companies decided they wanted to have their own cables running through the city to serve their customers.

That’s been a headache for cities as everyone cuts up the road to put in their stuff.  Cities are celebrating this week with the news that the CRTC, which apparently regulates all of this, as come up with some resolutions to the various disputes, including who pays for the cost of fixing the damaged roads.

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