Complaints accepted by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) were down 25 per cent this year from last year, while the majority of those complaints had to do with wireless services, according to the CCTS annual report released Wednesday morning.
The CRTC is now accepting applications for eligible transport infrastructure projects, mobile wireless infrastructure projects that provide or upgrade connectivity along major roads, and projects that increase satellite transport capacity in satellite-dependent communities.
The House of Commons Heritage committee passed an amendment to the Government’s Online News Act Tuesday that would limit the CRTC’s ability to grant interim exemption orders to digital news intermediaries (DNIs) to a single year, as well as requiring the regulator to hold public hearings into the exemption orders.
An expert witness for Shaw Communications Inc. took issue Monday with earlier testimony from Competition Bureau experts over the proposed takeover of the western telecom by Rogers Communications Inc. The Competition Tribunal is hearing from respondents’ witnesses this week.
The Senate committee currently engaged in a clause-by-clause review of the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, opted not to include a financial or subscriber threshold in the act, Bill C-11, which many critics of the bill suggested in order to ease concerns that smaller players and individual content creators would be scoped into the bill.
The committee studying the Online News Act unanimously voted to include a clause in Bill C-18 that would ensure that the CRTC can hold public consultations regarding exemptions from mandatory bargaining and other regulations under the bill, for digital news intermediaries (such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google) and that an exemption order can only be in effect for a period of not more than maximum five years with the possibility of renewal.
Canadians are eager to upgrade to 5G services in theory, but are slow to put it into practice, according to a new national survey released by Ericsson AB. The polling was done between April and July of this year. A total of 1,200 consumers were interviewed with the results being extrapolated to cover 24 million users.