As part of the Canadian Cable Television Association proceeding (EB-2003-0049), the Board approved a charge of $22.35 per pole attachment per year. In the Canadian Distributed Antenna Systems Coalition proceeding (EB-2011-0120), the Board confirmed that this rate applies to both wireline and wireless attachments. This charge applies to all electricity distributors with the exception of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (“THESL”). In the THESL Wireless Attachment proceeding (EB-2013-0234), the Board determined that THESL could charge market rates for all wireless attachments. The Board has now commenced a consultation to consider whether all electricity distributors should have their licences amended to allow market rates to be charged for wireless attachments, under the same conditions as THESL.
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|January 28, 2016||
The OEB has issued a Decision and Order amending the licences of all rate-regulated electricity distributors in order to allow them to charge market rates for wireless pole attachments. More details on the licence amendment proceeding can be found under OEB file EB-2016-0015.
|July 30, 2015||
The OEB has posted a letter regarding its intention to initiate a proceeding on the OEB’s own motion, to amend electricity distributor licences to allow market rates to be charged for wireless pole attachments.
|January 21, 2015||
The Board has received the following comments in response to its December 11, 2014 letter.
|December 11, 2014||
The Board has posted a letter initiating a consultation to consider whether all electricity distributors should have their licences amended to allow market rates to be charged for wireless attachments.