The CRTC Friday rejected an application for a broadcast license to operate a “low-power, ethnic specialty commercial”radio station in the Mennonite community of La Crête, Alta.
Primus expanding in Quebec
Xplornet connects Haldimand County to fibre-to-the-home broadband
Xplornet Communications Inc.’s newly acquired fibre-based service provider Ocdotus Inc. — which operates as Metro Loop — has connected approximately 6,500 homes and businesses in Haldimand, Ont., as its fibre-to-the-home expansion with gigabit internet service continues.
Redline partners with Utah-based mining company
The Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of wireless network technology for mining, oil-and-gas, and utilities groups, Redline Communications Group Inc., announced in a Thursday release that it is providing Citizens Broadband Radio Systems (CBRS) spectrum and Private LTE services for a mine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED
The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has told the Federal Court that if the court were to grant the order requested by BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., and delay the issuing of set-aside spectrum licenses won in the 3,500 MHz spectrum auction to Quebecor Inc., the move would have an adverse impact on competition in the Canadian wireless market, according to an affidavit filed in Telus and Bell’s challenge to the auction results.
ARPU remains flat for wireless service providers despite increase in data usage: CWTA
Xplornet announces new CTO
Telecoms companies debating immediate vs. phased-in deployment of crisis line
Canada’s telecom companies are debating before the CRTC whether it is best to deploy a national mental health and suicide prevention crisis hotline simultaneously throughout the country — once a required transition to national 10-digit dialling in all areas is achieved — or if it should be done in a phased-in approach. The latter would leave certain areas with seven-digit local dialling waiting for the service but can speed up deployment to other Canadians.
CRTC asks Net2Web to explain its non-compliance with CCTS
The CRTC is asking the telecommunications service provider Net2Web Inc. to explain why it should not be found in violation of the Telecommunications Act, and why it shouldn’t be fined $50,000 as a company for failing to join the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS).
CRTC issues consultation for several broadcasting applications
The CRTC is holding a consultation to determine a series of applications from broadcasting licences for a national English-language news services and a community radio station in British Columbia as well as Cogeco Inc. asset purchases from and Arsenal Media.