Manitoba natives demand compensation for mobiles using 'airspace'

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Saying using ‘airspace’ is just like using water or land, Manitoba first nations chiefs want compensation from mobile providers for every cellphone signal that passes through First Nations land. “When it comes to using airspace, it’s like using our water and simply because there’s no precedent doesn’t mean that it’s not the right thing to do,” said Chief Ovide Mercredi of the Grand Rapids First Nation. [GT]

Manitoba chiefs want cellphone revenue

Gabrielle Taylor