On the same day the Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne approved the transfer of Freedom Mobile’s spectrum assets from Shaw Communications Inc. to Quebecor Inc., and thus paving the way for the acquisition of Shaw by Rogers Communications Inc., the CRTC has published on its website a fresh Part 1 complaint from former Freedom suitor Globalive Capital calling into question the legality of the arrangements between Rogers and Quebecor.
Quebec court will hear Quebecor’s case for damages in pole access fight with Bell
UPDATED: Champagne blesses Rogers-Shaw wedding; critics bemoan ‘dark day’
OTTAWA–Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is permitting the transfer of Freedom Mobile licences from Shaw Communications Inc. to Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron division. He announced a 21-part package Friday that imposes conditions on Shaw suitor Rogers Communications Inc., which includes establishing a Rogers headquarters in Calgary, Alta., and the creation of 3,000 new jobs in western Canada.
Small player groups like direction of CRTC under Eatrides
The new regime at the CRTC met with general approval Wednesday from industry representatives speaking for small players. The final day of the Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers (CanWISP) annual conference in Gatineau featured a panel titled Independent ISP Update. The group’s executive director Johnathan Black moderated the session and asked participants how they felt about recent changes to the commission.
INDU committee unanimously supports Mazier’s bill requiring carriers to provide accurate service quality metrics
CBC funding absent in budget 2023; gov. cracking down on telecom fees
Public broadcasting advocacy group Friends is “frustrated” that the federal government has left out the CBC/ Radio-Canada from its 2023 budget, released Tuesday. Meanwhile, on the telecom side, the government is cracking down on telecom “junk fees” and device charges.
CRTC rejects incumbent delay requests for FTTP and HSA proceedings
ACTRA boycotts Rogers and other firms over non-union commercials
Execulink solves access problem with Williams & McDaniel
Execulink Telecom Inc. has withdrawn a Part 1 application before the CRTC after the Williams & McDaniel property management firm allowed it access to several buildings in Tillsonburg Ont. Execulink filed the notice last month.