Dateline: Calgary, May 1st, 1995
Competing Internet Service Providers in the Calgary, Alberta market have joined forces to combat a greater foe: The telephone company.
Representatives of six Calgary companies have sworn a Statutory Declaration asking the Director of Investigation and Research of the Bureau of Competition Policy to order an inquiry into the Telus Corporation (and subsidiaries AGT Ltd. and ED TEL) bid to supply Internet service.
Signatory to the Declaration are:
- Jonathan Levine
Canada Connect Corporation
- Olaf H. Nilsson
Telnet Canada Enterprises Ltd.
- David Berzins
Nucleus Information Services
- Hans Hoogstraat
Logical Solutions Computer Systems Inc.
- Kevin Jameson
Realcase Software Research Corp.
- Geoffery Shmigelsky
Cadvision Development Corporation
The Declaration, in brief, contends that entry by the local telephone monopoly would constitute abuse of dominant position as defined under the Competition Act.
It is hoped that an inquiry into the matter will result in an order prohibiting Telus Corporation and/or any subsidiary companies from entering into the business of supplying Internet services.
The Act provides for harsh penalties in the event that such an order is ignored.
For further information, please contact:
Jonathan Levinejonathan@canuck.comc/o Canada Connect P.O. Box 2621 Station M Calgary, AB T2P 3C1 vox: 403-777-2025 fax: 403-777-2026
obFunPart (ob-ligatory, but also ob-viously now outdated):
If you'd like to track the FedEx package containing this complaint en route from Calgary to Hull, Quebec, check out the Federal Express Web Site, and search waybill number: 400-1314 4062