The Globe and Mail: Telus seeks to block Shaw phone service — We can expect this sort of thing in the USA as VOIP from sources other than the phone company crop up.

The cable-telephone wars started in earnest yesterday when Telus Corp. filed an application requesting rival Shaw Communications Inc. stop marketing or offering local phone service until it provides evidence that it’s complying with telecommunications regulations.

Telus, the largest phone company in western Canada, said Shaw launched its Internet-based phone service over its cable system last month before meeting all of the obligations for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs).

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