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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 award flowing from a decision on paper bills to consumers. The original decision came in February with the awards being announced a week later. “Rogers is not disputing the final amounts awarded to...

“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 by the CRTC in which it found that the commission did not err in fact or law by slashing the...

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 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 disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (“HSA") services to help jumpstart the lagging disaggregated wholesale regime.  In a Mar. 28 Part 1 application posted to the commission's website Wednesday,...

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...

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 announced in a Thursday press release. The independent company provides services to consumers in Quebec and parts of Ontario. Bell will continue to provide those...

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...

Quebecor calls Bell’s Vrai complaint “desperate” and “devoid of any merit”

Media | 02/11/2022 6:10 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. wants BCE Inc.’s request to mandate that Videotron...

CRTC poses questions on three-digit suicide number

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:57 pm EST

The CRTC has released a dozen questions it wants stakeholders to answer regarding the establishment of a...

Telus, TLN, have a business dispute, not an actionable complaint: CRTC

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:41 pm EST

On Friday the CRTC dismissed a complaint by Telus Corp. against TLN Media...

Paper billing for vulnerable customers, not universally: CRTC

telecom | 02/10/2022 5:42 pm EST

The CRTC has determined that all communications service providers (CSPs), including telecommunications service providers (TSPs), Canadian carriers, and broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs), must provide certain market segments with free paper billing, in an effort...

Quebec court authorizes class-action against Bell’s Télébec, Câblevision

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

A Superior Court of Quebec judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit...

CRTC orders Bell to stop service in Saint John MDU until Rogers gains access

telecom | 02/08/2022 2:55 pm EST

The CRTC denied BCE Inc. the right to market to tenants in a multi-dwelling...

Quebecor’s Vrai VOD service violates CRTC regs: Bell

Media | 02/01/2022 5:04 pm EST

The CRTC has opened a proceeding in response to a BCE Inc. November...

Class-action will not shrink despite Videotron arbitration clause, court rules

telecom | 01/31/2022 6:20 pm EST

The Superior Court of Quebec denied an application by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to exclude from a class-action group any companies that signed an arbitration clause with the...

ISED touts lower wireless bills, lobby group says gov. using backward looking targets

telecom | 01/28/2022 4:47 pm EST

The Government of Canada said it has delivered on...

CRTC approves Northwestel internet tariffs

telecom | 01/27/2022 3:53 pm EST

The CRTC approved two internet tariffs from BCE Inc.’s Northwestel Thursday, over objections from some stakeholders in the north. In October 2020 the telecom filed tariff notice (TN) 1099 which would have introduced three new...

5G and aviation: the Canadian context

telecom | 01/18/2022 5:28 pm EST

On Monday, executives of several U.S. airlines wrote to leadership of the Federal Aviation...

CRTC asks Eastlink to propose NG 911 rates and submit cost study

telecom | 01/17/2022 6:10 pm EST

The CRTC has requested that several telecoms companies send it more...

CRTC orders apartment owner to permit Rogers access

telecom | 01/14/2022 5:03 pm EST

The CRTC has told a Saint John, New Brunswick real estate developer he must offer “timely access” for...

Arbitrator dismisses Union complaint against Bell Technical Solutions 

telecom | 01/06/2022 4:52 pm EST

An Ontario-based labour arbitrator has dismissed a complaint by Unifor workers against a BCE Inc. subsidiary having found that the company did everything in its power to...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

Lawson Hunter appointed to Order of Canada

telecom | 01/04/2022 12:59 pm EST

Lawson Hunter, a former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau and a one-time BCE Inc. executive, has...

ISED proposes to keep 3500 Mhz set-aside rules in 3800 Mhz auction consultation doc

telecom | 12/20/2021 4:33 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is...

CRTC suspends application of STIR/SHAKEN for 911 calls

telecom | 12/20/2021 1:21 pm EST

The CRTC approved an application by its Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) to defer the application of its anti-spoofing technology, the STIR/SHAKEN condition, to all 911 emergency and callback calls to eliminate the risk of emergency calls being misidentified as...

Interveners not swayed by Rogers-Shaw arguments at CRTC merger hearing

Media | 12/14/2021 6:04 pm EST

Numerous interveners of the CRTC's Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Class action lawyers seek to have Bell affidavit stricken in prison phones case

telecom | 12/07/2021 6:52 pm EST

In a would-be class-action lawsuit against BCE Inc. and the province of...

Conservatives call for complete ban on Huawei equipment in 5G rollout

telecom | 11/26/2021 11:51 am EST

The Conservative Party of Canada is renewing its call for an outright ban on deployment of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. gear when telecoms rollout their 5G networks. “Those who control the medium...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc....

Bell says no evidence spectrum will go unused without deployment reqs, supports contiguous holding

telecom | 11/18/2021 5:38 pm EST

The telecoms companies that supported Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) proposal to impose further deployment requirements on licences primarily used to...

Big three telecoms respond to ISED consultations

telecom | 11/18/2021 3:29 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released responses to its consultation on...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the...

Telecoms renew call for delay of STIR/SHAKEN

telecom | 11/11/2021 3:43 pm EST

Canada’s incumbent telecoms made another plea for deferral of the application of the STIR/SHAKEN...

Shaw backs delay of STIR/SHAKEN implementation

telecom | 11/09/2021 1:51 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has added its voice to those calling for deferral of the implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN condition.  In a Nov. 8 letter to the CRTC, the parent company of Freedom Mobile Inc. says technical issues involving enhanced 911 (E911) and next...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Competitive pay-telephone service provider tells CRTC Bell should pay its bills

telecom | 11/08/2021 9:49 am EST

An Ontario-based pay-telephone owner and competitive pay-telephone service...

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challenges

telecom | 11/04/2021 4:40 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. will move ahead with its rollout of wireless service in western Canada despite challenges...

Bell posts quarterly profits driven by wireless growth

Media | 11/04/2021 4:25 pm EDT

Bell reported a slight increase in overall revenue of $49 million or 0.8...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Dynamic site-blocking case gets Nov. 23 hearing date 

Media | 11/03/2021 5:51 pm EDT

A test-case for Canada's first-ever "dynamic" site-blocking order is headed...

Telecoms ask for delay of STIR/SHAKEN roll-out

telecom | 11/02/2021 1:56 pm EDT

Canada’s incumbent telecoms are asking the CRTC to delay the start date of an anti-call spoofing...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek larger damages from set-top box seller

Media | 10/27/2021 5:13 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc.  have turned to the Federal Court of Appeal to try and get a greater payout in damages from a seller of preloaded...

CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

telecom | 10/26/2021 6:17 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and...

Bell, Rogers, Quebecor apply for extended site-blocking in GoldTV

Media | 10/26/2021 9:30 am EDT

A trio of Canada's biggest broadcasters has asked the Federal Court for a...

Two separate Boards claim authority over Rogers 

telecom | 10/25/2021 10:22 am EDT

Ousted Rogers Communication Inc. chairman Edward Rogers intends to initiate proceedings in the British...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp....

CoopTel says Bell subsidiary doesn’t need 5 months to implement competition changes

telecom | 10/21/2021 5:36 pm EDT

Quebec-based telecom company CoopTel wants the CRTC to order a BCE Inc. subsidiary to demonstrate how there is a shortage of expertise that would justify delaying CoopTel’s...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

A Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

Telecoms companies debating immediate vs. phased-in deployment of crisis line

telecom | 10/05/2021 7:09 pm EDT

Canada’s telecom companies are debating before the CRTC whether it is...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Shaw-Rogers deal would decrease competition, even with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor: analyst 

telecom | 09/28/2021 6:19 pm EDT

Even if the Competition Bureau forces Shaw Communications Inc. to spin off its wireless Freedom Mobile brand as part of the bureau's approval of the deal with Rogers...