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Cell phone, internet service still out in many parts of Atlantic Canada

telecom | 09/26/2022 5:27 pm EDT

Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec last weekend and service for cell and internet customers has still not fully recovered. Authorities could...

Bell files review and vary over Videotron pole access decision

telecom | 09/23/2022 5:45 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has filed a Part 1 review and vary application over a CRTC decision imposing fines of $7.5 million for denying Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron access to poles.  The commission ruling came down in June. Bell maintains there are several errors...

Bell introduces gigabit 8.0 in areas of Toronto

telecom | 09/20/2022 3:02 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is introducing a new speed tier to its North American customers and subsequently filed a new...

Bell launches new proceeding against pirate streamers 

Media | 09/16/2022 5:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has once more gone to the federal court seeking an injunction against a number of unidentified, John Doe pirate streamers.  In a statement of claim filed with the court on Thursday, Bell...

Bell will fold EBox into Distributel: Bell CFO

telecom | 09/13/2022 6:15 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is planning to maintain recently acquired Distributel Ltd. as a standalone company, but will...

OneSoccer has “limited appeal” to Canadians, Rogers tells CRTC in carriage dispute

Media | 09/09/2022 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is arguing to the CRTC that Timeless Inc.’s OneSoccer is niche and unappealing to Canadians, therefore, Rogers’ refusal to carry the sports...

Judicial review of Québecor-Bell undue preference dispute over sports packaging dismissed by court

Media | 09/09/2022 3:31 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal found that the CRTC was correct in allowing Québecor Inc. to bring forward an undue preference complaint against BCE Inc. over sports packaging,...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Wednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe...

CRTC approves CISC working group report on location technology

telecom | 09/02/2022 5:06 pm EDT

Friday the CRTC approved a report from the CRTC Interconnection Steering...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

CRTC approves 988 crisis number, won’t start until next year

telecom | 08/31/2022 4:57 pm EDT

Following months of discussion, the CRTC has finally implemented the use of...

Bell tries again to stop Videotron’s ‘permanent roaming’

telecom | 08/30/2022 4:56 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has filed a review and vary application seeking to overturn a May...

Federal government increases connectivity in Quebec and Ontario 

telecom | 08/26/2022 5:06 pm EDT

The federal government announced two projects on Friday that will increase...

CRTC puts out request for information on wholesale wireless 

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a request for information from the incumbent wireless carriers and their wholesale competitors on wholesale wireless and roaming access. The Aug. 19 letter poses eight questions to the ILECs and seven to the competitors. The move comes over a year...

TV revenues recover while radio continues decline: CRTC report

Media | 08/23/2022 5:03 pm EDT

Television revenues are rebounding from the pandemic slump while revenues...

CRTC investigating Northwestel outage in Nunavut

telecom | 08/22/2022 2:52 pm EDT

The CRTC is once again dealing with a service outage from a major carrier, in this case BCE Inc. property...

OUTtv licence renewed, becomes must-offer in English Canada

Media | 08/18/2022 5:05 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC renewed the licence of OUTtv Network Inc. for five years...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Media | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Comp. Bureau’s silence on anti-competitive complaint allowing abuse of dominance to persist: TekSavvy

telecom | 08/17/2022 6:13 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has told the Competition Bureau that market dominance in the telecommunications industry will continue to persist because it has “taken no action”...

Bell MTS continues to experience outages in Manitoba

telecom | 08/16/2022 4:59 pm EDT

BCE Inc. property Bell MTS had an outage on Monday that cut off internet and television services to...

Big 3 fight back against ISED’s efforts to protect wholesale regime

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Submissions to the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

PIAC, pensioners want cabinet to overturn CRTC’s CBC licence renewal

Media | 08/05/2022 3:45 pm EDT

The National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

Bell revenues up, profits down as company releases Q2 numbers

telecom | 08/04/2022 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced revenues of $5.86 billion for the second quarter of 2022...

Consults on antenna systems must be done in both official languages, ISED determines

telecom | 08/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Canadians will be able to participate in public consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems in the official language of their choice, after the Department of...

Bell, Rogers and TV creators triumph over pirates

Media | 08/03/2022 5:25 pm EDT

A consortium of broadcasters and rights-holders have won an opening salvo of a fight against a television...

CRTC adds five Bell IXPL lines to forbearance list

Media | 07/21/2022 3:24 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC added five interexchange private line (IXPL) routes to the list of routes it is...

ISED approves Bell, Telus, spectrum licence swap

telecom | 07/19/2022 4:08 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved several subordination of spectrum licence applications between BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. Bell will subordinate spectrum licences in the cellular band in southern Quebec to Telus and ...

CRTC approves statements of work for several broadband projects

telecom | 07/19/2022 3:54 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC issued approvals of several statements of work for...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne...

Quebec hotel company asks CRTC to mandate negotiations with Bell

Media | 07/11/2022 5:43 pm EDT

A Quebec-based hotel accused of copyright infringement is asking the CRTC...

CRTC will allow Bell to keep central office location secret for disaggregated service, over TekSavvy’s objections

telecom | 07/07/2022 5:32 pm EDT

The CRTC had decided to allow BCE Inc. to keep certain information about its disaggregated broadband service infrastructure confidential, and will allow Bell to require...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs...

Rovi Guides infringement case against Bell, Ericsson companies will move ahead

Media | 07/05/2022 5:23 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an attempt by BCE Inc. and Ericsson AB...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next...

Feds, Quebec, announce funding for rural  high-speed internet

telecom | 06/29/2022 5:02 pm EDT

The federal government and Quebec announced $8.2 million in joint funding...

NorthwesTel details NWT outage

telecom | 06/28/2022 5:10 pm EDT

In response to a CRTC request for information from BCE Inc.-subsidiary NorthwesTel, the company detailed...

Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

Media | 06/27/2022 4:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s...

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet traffic

telecom | 06/23/2022 5:48 pm EDT

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC announced it was implementing regulations...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster announcement of a deal that would see Quebecor Inc. emerge victorious as the buyer of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC fines Bell for delaying access to support structures

telecom | 06/15/2022 4:03 pm EDT

The CRTC has imposed an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) of $7.5...

ILECs and CLECs spar over telecom fees amendments

telecom | 06/10/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Cogeco Inc. are among competitors protesting proposed changes to the...

CRTC denies Bell’s review and vary on toll-trunk tariff language

telecom | 06/09/2022 12:58 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a request from BCE Inc. to stay a 2021 commission order mandating that the incumbent change its tariff  language to include all competitive local exchange...

CRTC looks at improving telecom services in Far North

Media | 06/08/2022 4:21 pm EDT

The CRTC announced it was initiating a proceeding to improve telecommunications services in Canada’s...

Building owner ordered to give Rogers access to Toronto facility

telecom | 06/08/2022 2:53 pm EDT

The CRTC gave Rogers Communications Inc. permission Wednesday to access a...

Punish hotel broadcaster who infringed on copyright: Bell tells CRTC

Media | 06/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is supporting a Quebecor Inc. application for the CRTC to revoke...

C-11 needs to incentivize a new era of foreign-domestic partnerships: Bell

Media | 06/02/2022 2:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants the government to incentivize foreign-domestic partnerships...

Stakeholder reaction to CRTC policy direction mixed

telecom | 05/27/2022 5:33 pm EDT

Amongst those independent internet service providers (ISPs) who had been pleading with the federal...

CRTC denies Bell application on Videotron roaming

telecom | 05/27/2022 3:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility Inc. has lost an application before the CRTC about Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Regional wireless carriers seek review of incumbents’ roaming rates

telecom | 05/24/2022 5:43 pm EDT

A consortium of regional wireless competitors have filed an application with the CRTC seeking a review of the wholesale roaming tariff rates of the big three national...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Telus backs Rogers paper billing cost complaint against Bell

telecom | 05/19/2022 4:11 pm EDT

After Rogers Communications Inc. complained to the CRTC that it had...

Site-blocking can be used for online harms legislation: Rogers

telecom | 05/17/2022 5:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. believes that the site-blocking remedy the...

Rogers seeks review and vary of paper bills costs decision

telecom | 05/16/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to review and vary a costs...

“A very strong opening” to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisor

Media | 05/12/2022 5:49 pm EDT

The recent move by Canada's competition watchdog to block the pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc by Rogers Communications Inc. shows that the bureau is "aiming...

Tories denounce Bill C-11 while Bloc defends it

Media | 05/06/2022 4:08 pm EDT

Debate continued in the House of Commons Thursday on the Online Streaming Act, known as Bill C-11....

Rogers-Shaw merger benefiting wireless industry as a whole in 2022: Bell CEO

Media | 05/05/2022 4:35 pm EDT

When it comes to Canada's wireless market this year, there are a number of...

Integrity Commissioner refers TekSavvy’s Scott complaint to Ethics Commissioner 

Media | 05/05/2022 3:20 pm EDT

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday...

Iristel petitions cabinet to overturn CRTC traffic simulation findings

telecom | 05/02/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. filed a petition to the governor in council to vary a decision...

Bell, Amazon announce launch of mobile edge computing retail business 

telecom | 04/26/2022 1:14 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced the launch of its partnership with Amazon Inc. to deploy...

Telecom fee changes would lead to “significant increases” in financial contributions, Cogeco tells CRTC

telecom | 04/21/2022 4:06 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is raising concern with the CRTC that proposed changes to its Telecom Fees Regulations“would lead to a significant increase” in annual telecommunications fees...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

telecom | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

Bell announces 3 Gbps service

telecom | 04/06/2022 5:47 pm EDT

BCE Inc. Wednesday announced the launch of a new three gigabit service. The service boasts both download...

CRTC seeks to clarify Wireless Code after Quebecor files cancellation fee complaint against big 3

telecom | 04/05/2022 5:11 pm EDT

The CRTC issued a show cause proceeding and call for comments on its Wireless Code after it determined that a section of the code was “ambiguous and requires...

Telecom complaints down by 26 per cent according to CCTS report

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:50 pm EDT

Telecom complaints fell by 26 percent in six months while disclosure issues...

Scott says CRTC will never regulate user-generated content under current Bill C-11 

Media | 04/05/2022 3:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is generally supportive of Bill C-11, the revised broadcasting...

Feds rollout $20 a month internet for low-income families and seniors

telecom | 04/04/2022 1:22 pm EDT

The federal government is providing low-income families and seniors with...

Panelists tell government to reform the CRTC

Media | 03/30/2022 7:14 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que.--The CRTC came in for a drubbing at two panels Wednesday at the annual conference of the...

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regime

telecom | 03/30/2022 6:57 pm EDT

Distributel Ltd. is asking the CRTC to revise the interim rates for...

CRTC to forbear from regulating IXPL services on 12 additional routes

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange...

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw...

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

Media | 03/24/2022 1:28 pm EDT

Updated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

Bell subsidiary given 5 months to implement local competition plan in Upton, Que.

telecom | 03/17/2022 5:08 pm EDT

The CRTC approved a BCE Inc. subsidiary’s request to implement its plan for local competition in the low-density market of Upton, Que. within five months, despite pushback...

Rogers, civil groups, say CRTC should remove Russian state-owned channels from airwaves

Media | 03/09/2022 4:27 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and civil organizations...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation...

Delay 3,800 Mhz auction until altimeter issues resolved, Sasktel tells ISED

telecom | 03/03/2022 9:52 am EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has a “simple” recommendation for the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) as it consults on the...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

TekSavvy asks for investigation by Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of CRTC comish

telecom | 03/02/2022 6:09 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the Office of...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

CRTC approves 911 location technology implementation, denies Bell rate range

telecom | 02/25/2022 4:39 pm EST

On Friday, the CRTC approved recommendations from the Emergency Services...

Bell acquires Quebec-based provider Ebox

Media | 02/24/2022 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. has acquired Quebec-based internet, telephone and television provider Ebox Inc., the incumbent...

Quebecor provides no justification or rationale in Vrai pricing dispute: Bell

Media | 02/24/2022 2:58 pm EST

BCE Inc. is arguing to the CRTC that Quebecor Inc. provided no...

Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark...

CRTC rejects CNOC request for Scott’s recusal

telecom | 02/16/2022 11:07 am EST

The CRTC has decided that it will not consider a request from the Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) for commission chair Ian Scott to recuse himself from all matters before the regulator related to the relationship of wholesale-based internet service providers...