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Ottawa, 15 November 1996
Decision CRTC 96-759
Fiber - Tel Enterprises Inc.
Kakabeka Falls, Ontario - 952775500
Addition of new services
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-127 dated 23 September 1996, the Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for a radiocommunication distribution undertaking serving Kakabeka Falls, Murillo, Stanley, Rosslyn Village, Lakeshore Drive and surrounding area, by adding a condition of licence for authority to distribute, on the basic service, by means of a multipoint distribution system (MDS), the following additional programming services, received via satelllite:
 CNN (IND) Atlanta, Georgia
 WGN (IND) Chicago, Illinois
 WUHF-TV (FOX) Rochester, New York
 WSBK-TV (IND) Boston, Massachusetts
 Movie PIX
 Family Channel
 Country Music Television
 Discovery Channel
The Commission notes that the licensee has been authorized to use channels B4, C1, D1, C2, D2, C3, D3 and C4 for the distribution of these services. The Department of Industry has indicated that channel D4 which was previously authorized on a secondary basis will now be grouped with these 8 channels and likewise authorized on a non-standard basis.
In approving this application, the Commission has taken into account the fact that the Department of Industry has certified this proposal on a non-standard basis only, subject to special conditions. As the application does not conform to the Spectrum Utilization Policy and Standard Radio System Plan, Fiber-Tel Enterprises Inc. (Fiber-Tel) is required to explore the use of digital video compression (DVC) or alternative means as soon as possible. The Commission notes that the Department of Industry has indicated it will review its approval within 3 years from the date of the issuance of a Broadcast Certificate for this proposal and that any further extension of the system capacity will have to use DVC and/or other appropriate facilities. Should the authorized channels prevent or restrict the entry of a system conforming to the Department of Industry policy, Fiber-Tel will be required to vacate or modify these channels within one year after receiving notice from the Department of Industry.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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