@Darkman00, if your phone number was listed in the City of Winnipeg, the CRTC forced MTS to charge higher rates and use those funds to expand rural broadband coverage. This was to allow the competitive local carriers to gain a foothold. The rebate is for the funds that weren't used for rural expansion.
In a round-about way you benefited since MTS wasn't allowed to compete on price. This allowed Primus, Shaw, etc. to establish a customer base and make their phone service financially viable.
Last edited by Dr.Dave; 2011-03-18 at 12:33 PM.