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Stakeholder reaction to CRTC policy direction mixed

Amongst those independent internet service providers (ISPs) who had been pleading with the federal government to overturn the CRTC's 2021 reversal of a 2019 decision that drastically lowered the rates those ISPs paid for access to incumbent networks, reaction to Thursday's proposed policy direction was like...


CRTC denies Bell application on Videotron roaming

BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility Inc. has lost an application before the CRTC about Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron Ltd. over the Quebec firm’s use of Bell’s wholesale roaming service. In a letter Wednesday, the commission dismissed the filing and urged the parties to negotiate between themselves. The original...


CPAC appoints new president, CEO

The Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. (CPAC) named Christa Dickenson as its president and chief executive officer, the public affairs broadcaster announced Friday in a press release. Dickenson has 30 years of experience in the film, cable television, interactive digital media, technology, and...

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