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CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based internet service providers for the regulator to extend the Internet Code to smaller ISPs and resellers.  In a decision released Thursday, the CRTC wrote that, in its determination, the large ISPs had...

Large telecoms say small ISPs should be subject to Internet Code too

telecom | 11/08/2019 5:20 pm EST

A few months ahead of the introduction of the CRTC’s Internet Code, scheduled for Jan. 31,, a grouping of the largest telecom companies in the country are asking the regulator to make the code apply to smaller internet service providers as well.  In the filing to the CRTC dated Oct. 29, a battery of facilities-based internet providers --  BCE Inc, Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink, Cogeco  Inc., Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., Saskatchewan...

High fees, lack of understanding limit personal info access: Citizen Lab

telecom | 02/12/2018 5:38 pm EST

Financial barriers and complex responses still deter individuals from...

Primus adding 120 Mbps speed option in Ontario and Quebec

telecom | 11/20/2017 4:09 pm EST

Birch Communications Inc.’s Primus said Monday that it is now offering...

Disaggregated regime to spark new wholesale models, agreements: CNOC

telecom | 11/07/2017 6:12 pm EST

TORONTO — The CRTC’s new disaggregated wholesale regime will bring with...

CRTC orders telecoms to develop tools for blocking nuisance calls

telecom | 11/07/2016 10:07 pm EST

Telecom companies will soon be required to put in place measures to block “unwanted nuisance calls” on both wireless and wireline networks, the CRTC announced Monday. The regulator...

Michael Garbe new head of CNOC

telecom | 07/13/2016 4:35 pm EDT

Michael Garbe is taking over as chairman and CEO of the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), while former president and chairman Bill Sandiford and former treasurer Kevin Blumberg will stay with the organization in different capacities. “CNOC is grateful for the commitment and passion both Bill and Kevin brought to the organization, and we look forward to their continued contributions in their new roles. Their steady leadership has been critical during this dynamic regulatory era. As incoming [chair], I will rely on their on-going advice to move the organization forward,” Garbe said in a Tuesday press release. Garbe, the CEO of enterprise-focused ISP Accelerated Connections Inc., was previously vice-chairman of CNOC, the release noted. Distributel Communications Ltd. CEO Matt Stein is the new...

Tony Tomae new Birch CEO

telecom | 05/03/2016 5:57 pm EDT

Birch Communications Inc. has named Tony Tomae as its new president and CEO, the company said in a press release Tuesday. "In the short term, we will continue to expand our Metro-Fiber footprint, working with our business customers with operations across the U.S.-Canada border to...

Sale of Primus’ Canadian assets to U.S. company completed

telecom | 04/04/2016 6:33 pm EDT

Atlanta-based Birch Communications Inc. said Monday it has completed the Canadian component of its acquisition of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. “Birch plans to...

Dependence on landline-phone services put Primus in creditor protection: CEO

telecom | 01/21/2016 4:02 pm EST

Too much reliance on landline-phone-service revenue, combined with a heavy debt load, has resulted in Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. being placed in creditor protection and awaiting court...