Saturday 30 October 2010

CRTC Approves Bell Deferral Account Proposal

On Friday, 29 Oct 10 the CRTC issued Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-805 approving the use by Bell Canada of 3G HSAP+ cellular based technology to provide (high speed) Internet to the 112 designated unserved areas.

It now remains to be seen if the other carriers or public interest groups will launch further appeals’

The Deferral Account areas in the Algoma District are SSM-Airport (Pointes areas), Wawa, Goulais, Echo Bay and St. Joseph Island.


  1. Any word on if this is "final" now or have any other carriers appealed yet again?



  2. Thanks Martin:

    As far as I am aware to date, no other carriers have appealed the decision. However, I will only consider it final when the hardware is in place and functioning.

    I have not seen any changes to the original published Bell schedule.