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Nov 25, 2009

Telecom fight gets dirty; B.T.L. removes Smart’s equipment

25933On Tuesday, Smart announced that it had fully restored its international and roaming services, through another source, and not through Telemedia which last Friday pulled the plug on the company stranding ninety thousand subscribers. Word to News Five is that the situation got physical this afternoon when Smart made adjustments to its external equipment, which is installed at the Telemedia tower. This did not sit well with Telemedia and it retaliated by removing Smart’s equipment. Where all this will end is still up in the air but it is known that the Public Utilities Commission met on Tuesday. When contacted this afternoon on whether Friday’s disconnection was legal, P.U.C. Chairman John Avery told News Five that if and when a decision is made by the P.U.C., written notification will be made to the parties involved.


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