Wireless Attachment Consultation

Case number
EB-2014-0365
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

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.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
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.