City Wide is the victim of competition, not anti-competitive practice: Eastlink

City Wide Communications Inc.‘s lack of growth in Nova Scotia is due to the presence of other third-party internet access (TPIA) competitors in the province, rather than anything having to do with the location of Bragg Communications Inc.‘s points-of-interconnection (POIs), according to Bragg. 

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Parties may request additional disclosure from Rogers on outage: CRTC

The CRTC has said it may ask for additional information from Rogers Communications Inc. on the July 8 nationwide outage that the commission is currently investigating. 

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Quebecor’s acquisition of VMedia exciting for competition says co-founder, CNOC

VMedia Inc. can expand its national footprint with resources from Quebecor Inc., as part of the Quebec-based company’s national expansion, according to VMedia co-founder George Burger.

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Beanfield acquires Urbanfibre

Toronto network operator Beanfield Technologies Inc. has acquired another internet service provider, this time adding to its fibre base in British Columbia by purchasing the Vancouver-based Urban Communications Inc., which does business as Urbanfibre. 

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Rogers profit soars based off roaming and subscriber adds in second quarter

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a soaring profit margin for the company’s second quarter, surprising analysts just weeks after a national outage put its networks and reliability in the national spotlight.

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Sarnia, Ont., won’t see new radio stations for at least 2 years: CRTC

The CRTC denied a request  filed by Sarnia Media and Entertainment Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language low-power commercial FM radio station in Sarnia, Ont., having found that the market cannot support an additional station at this time.

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Telus Ag expands focus, changes name of division

Telus Corp. announced Tuesday that its agricultural division will be expanding its scope, resulting in the section being rebranded Telus Agriculture & Consumer Goods. The two-year-old subsidiary of the western telecom connects participants across the supply chain. According to a news release, more than one in five Telus agriculture clients are manufacturers of packaged goods, beverages and products such as bakeware and cosmetics.

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Ethics committee to study RCMP’s use of ‘device investigation tools’

The House of Commons Ethics committee will hold two days worth of hearings studying the use of “device investigation tools” used by the RCMP, and will request information on warrants obtained by the RCMP using the surveillance tools. 

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Canadian, U.S., STIR/SHAKEN authorities sign MoU on robocalling

Two Canadian and American governing authorities responsible for implementing STIR/SHAKEN are collaborating to combat robocalling.

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After outage, Rogers vows to separate wireless and wireline networks; critics not impressed with CRTC response

The July 8 nationwide Rogers Communications Inc. outage that was described as both “unprecedented” by Rogers executives and “unacceptable” by a senior government minister will force Rogers to spend some $250 million to “physically separate” its wireless and wireline networks in the coming years.

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