#CyberFLASH: Bell Canada Seeks Reversal Of CRTC’s Net Neutrality Ruling In Federal Court

BCE Beats Profit Estimates as Smartphone Subscribers GainBell Canada has gone to court to overturn a ruling from Canada’s telecom watchdog that requires the media giant to price competing streaming services at the same rates as its own.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled last month that Bell had been “unlawfully” setting a double standard by exempting its $5-a-month Bell Mobile TV app from download limits it places on subscribers to its mobile network.

That ruling stemmed from a 2013 complaint to the CRTC by activist Ben Klass, which argued that Bell in effect was marking up prices for competing streaming services by as much as 800 per cent.

Bell filed a lawsuit Friday in the Federal Court of Appeal, the Globe and Mail reported, arguing that the CRTC was wrong to issue its decision under the authority of the Telecommunications Act, because its Bell Mobile TV app is a broadcasting service.

Read more here

About canux
© 2013 CyberTRAX Canada - All Rights Reserved.
Sponsored by C3SA Corp.