Shaw Communications Inc. has argued that the type of off-tariff-agreement (OTA) that its hopeful future owner Rogers Communications Inc. has agreed to enter into with Quebecor Inc.‘s Videotron to facilitate the Quebec-based company’s acquisition of Shaw’s Freedom Mobile are in fact pro-competitive and will contribute to the regulator’s telecommunications policy objectives.
U.S. FCC considering following Canadian lead on automobile spectrum
CRTC issues consultation on network resiliency in response to increased service outages
CRTC reopens basic television price hike proceeding
The CRTC is reopening its proceeding into whether or not BCE Inc., Cogeco Inc., Bragg Communications Inc., and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Co. can increase the retail price of so-called “skinny basic” plans from $25 to $28 per month with a yearly indexing mechanism.
Cogeco announces acquisition of Oxio
CRTC denies Videotron application for arbitration with Bell
The CRTC has denied an application by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron unit seeking final offer arbitration (FOA) with BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility over mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) access service rates. In a Friday letter to both parties, the regulator questioned the sincerity of the parties.
Wholesale access in the North is essential for service improvement, Indigenous economic development: stakeholders tell CRTC
There is a consensus forming that the CRTC should open up BCE Inc.‘s Northwestel to competition through mandated wholesale access, and that mandated wholesale access is the best way to ensure service improvements for people living in those areas.
Online News Act leads to internet fragmentation: Internet Society
Deadline for Shaw-Videotron deal extended, yet again
For the fourth time, the deadline for the proposed merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. and the corresponding sale of Freedom Mobile by Shaw to Quebecor Inc. has been extended. Most recently set for Feb. 17, the new deadline is Mar. 31.
CRTC to release broadcaster revenue data, aggregated by industry segment
The CRTC announced that it will publish the data collected in its Annual Digital Media Survey – covering 2020-2021 – aggregated by industry segment, audio and audiovisual. For the latter segment, the commission will combine revenues from digital media broadcasting undertakings (DMBUs) with those revenues reported by hybrid video-on-demand (HVOD) services.