Bell welcomes government direction to CRTC on fee-for-carriage

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today welcomed the federal government's direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) to consider the views of the general public on fee-for-carriage of local TV signals and issue a report on its findings to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

"Minister Moore and the government have clearly recognized that an issue of such broad impact on consumers as potential new TV taxes should be considered a matter of government policy and therefore decided by government," said Mirko Bibic, Bell's Senior Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. "By committing to put the interest of consumers first, the Minister has reassured Canadians that their voices will be heard."

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