Manitoba Chiefs Want Cellphone Revenue For Using First Nations Airspace

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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:14 PM
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Manitoba Chiefs Want Cellphone Revenue For Using First Nations Airspace


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Manitoba First Nations are seeking compensation from Manitoba Telecom Services for every cellphone signal that passes through First Nations land, saying the airspace should be considered a resource like land and water.
At a recent economic development summit, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs resolved to negotiate revenue sharing with MTS for transmissions signals that cross the land, water and air space of their reserves and traditional territories.
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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:14 PM
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I wonder if the chief has a new brand of wacky tobaccky? This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard. The next thing we will see is demands for over flights of aircraft and satellite signals :shk:

It also appears to be a form of extortion.

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