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Eastlink and Corus join forces to present content to customers

Media | 06/06/2024 2:18 pm EDT

Eastlink store on South Park St., Halifax, N.S.Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced Thursday it would offer content from Corus Entertainment Inc. effective immediately. Corus operates 33 channels, including Global TV, Showcase, and the History Channel. “Customers who enjoy Corus channel content have been...

CRTC denies expedited decision on Big Three’s FTTP wholesale access

telecom | 05/06/2024 7:28 pm EDT

CRTC denies expedited decision on Big Three's FTTP wholesale accessFriday the CRTC denied an application by several stakeholders for an expedited decision to block Canada's Big Three telecoms from aggregated wholesale access to...

CRTC told not to grant FTTP access to big telecoms

telecom | 04/22/2024 6:25 pm EDT

Federal and territorial governments invest in NWT fibre linkA wealth of intervenors have told the CRTC that the large established telecoms should not be allowed to...

Eastlink unveils video streaming app

Media | 03/26/2024 5:34 pm EDT

Eastlink store on South Park St., Halifax, N.S.Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced Tuesday that it is introducing a video streaming...

CRTC rejects Bell’s challenge against wireless attachment jurisdiction

telecom | 03/12/2024 5:06 pm EDT

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsThe CRTC has dismissed BCE Inc.’s application challenging the...

Providers debate wholesale fibre access in rural areas at CRTC hearing

telecom | 02/14/2024 4:24 pm EST

Providers debate wholesale fibre access in rural areas at CRTC hearingTo bring affordable internet and consumer choice to rural communities, the...

CRTC expands forbearance on regulation of high-capacity digital data services

telecom | 02/12/2024 4:13 pm EST

CRTC expands forbearance on regulation of high-capacity digital data servicesThe CRTC announced Monday an expansion in forbearance from regulating high-capacity digital data services interexchange private line (IXPL) services on additional routes. ...

3,800 MHz auction nets $2.2B in preliminary results

telecom | 11/30/2023 6:14 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Canada’s telecom industry have spent some $2.16 billion on the 3,800 MHz band of spectrum, according to...

Eastlink announces purchase of Northern Ontario ISP

telecom | 10/05/2023 11:18 am EDT

City Wide wants GiC to force relocation of Eastlink’s TPIA point of interconnectionBragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced the purchase of a Northern Ontario telecom service...

APTN defends new structure proposal from broadcaster criticism

Media | 10/03/2023 4:29 pm EDT

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite serviceAPTN says its proposal to shift the terms of its licence will be good for...

Eastlink expands service into Acadian Peninsula, N.B.

telecom | 08/31/2023 5:01 pm EDT

City Wide wants GiC to force relocation of Eastlink’s TPIA point of interconnectionIn a press release on Thursday, Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced the launch of mobile services in the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick. This is the latest development in the company’s efforts to expand and improve its mobile network, which has seen...

Eastlink and Nokia announce partnership

telecom | 08/18/2023 4:31 pm EDT

Canada investing $40M in Nokia partnershipBragg Communication Inc.'s  Eastlink and Nokia Corp. announced "a multi-year strategic, access network...

CRTC urged to put a moratorium on broadband fund contributions

telecom | 07/24/2023 5:37 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsTelecoms and other stakeholders have had their say on proposed changes to...

Proposed rates for wholesale HSA over FTTP are inflated: CNOC

telecom | 07/14/2023 5:00 pm EDT

CNOC petitions gov on wholesale ratesThe Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) told the CRTC that...

UPDATED: Several stakeholders tell CRTC about MLTS systems for 911/988

telecom | 06/23/2023 6:19 pm EDT

UPDATED: Several stakeholders tell CRTC about MLTS systems for 911/988The CRTC received a raft of responses on its notice of consultation on 911...

Telecom sector seeing revenue increase: CRTC telecom report

telecom | 06/20/2023 5:24 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The CRTC has issued its annual telecommunications survey for 2021. Coming out of the pandemic shutdown, the numbers are generally good. The sector experienced a 3.4 per cent jump in total revenues that year, as opposed to the 1.4 per cent decline posted in 2020. That 2020 fall was the largest ever recorded in the Communications Market Reports (CMR). The only other decrease was in 2002 when the dot-com bubble burst.  The chief factor in the 2021 increase was the...

Social media platforms want total exclusion from new broadcasting regime

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 4:17 pm EDT

TikTok's logo on an iPhone.Social media companies are asking the CRTC to be added to the list of...

Incumbents oppose CRTC’s expedited review of FTTP access

telecom | 06/09/2023 9:55 am EDT

Incumbents oppose CRTC’s expedited review of FTTP accessIncumbent carriers are opposed to the expedited review of the CRTC’s...

Ericsson and Eastlink extend 5G deal while Rogers slashes prices

telecom | 05/04/2023 5:16 pm EDT

Ericsson forecasts faster 5G rollout in updated reportSwedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson AB and Bragg Communications Inc.’s...

Bell and Telus fastest fibre providers: Opensignal report

telecom | 04/13/2023 12:33 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.According to the analytics firm Opensignal, when it comes to fixed...

CRTC rejects incumbent delay requests for FTTP and HSA proceedings 

telecom | 03/28/2023 5:10 pm EDT

STB data measurement complex task, group saysThe CRTC has denied a request from a number of incumbents, chief among them...

Network resiliency working group wants to expand CRTC authority over municipal infrastructure, provincially-regulated utilities

telecom | 03/22/2023 5:07 pm EDT

Network resiliency working group wants to expand CRTC authority over municipal infrastructure, provincially-regulated utilitiesA working group composed of Canadian telecommunication service providers (CTSPs) and experts from the department of Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)...

Broadband, mobile prices drop slightly; still high internationally in 2022: Wall report

telecom | 03/14/2023 4:38 pm EDT

Mobile prices down but high internationally, broadband prices up and still high internationally: ISED report The 2022 edition of the department of Innovation,...

B.C. wants CRTC to reverse directives on relocation costs

telecom | 03/01/2023 5:54 pm EST

STB data measurement complex task, group saysBritish Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) wants the CRTC to reverse its direction for the province to reimburse Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. for construction-forced relocation of transmission cables at rates...

CRTC wants telecoms to address Canadians with disabilities wireless services

telecom | 02/23/2023 3:29 pm EST

Ethics committee seeks changes to privacy laws, opting out of data collectionThursday the CRTC issued a decision directing wireless service providers...

CRTC reopens basic television price hike proceeding

Media | 02/21/2023 5:25 pm EST

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite service The CRTC is reopening its proceeding into whether or not BCE Inc., Cogeco Inc., Bragg Communications...

Hockey broadcasters win fresh site-blocking order

Media | 11/23/2022 7:43 am EST

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite serviceThe start of another hockey season brings another federal court site-blocking order for a trio of telecom...

Four telecoms seek increase in basic TV service price, CRTC seeks comments

telecom | 09/28/2022 5:19 pm EDT

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportFour telecom companies are asking the CRTC to increase the price of basic television service from $25 a month to $28 per month with a yearly indexing mechanism being added to...

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

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

Cell phone, internet service still out in many parts of Atlantic CanadaHurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec last...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

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

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outageWednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe...

City Wide is the victim of competition, not anti-competitive practice: Eastlink

telecom | 07/29/2022 4:44 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsCity Wide Communications Inc.'s lack of growth in Nova Scotia is due to the...

City Wide appeals Eastlink POI decision at CRTC

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:51 pm EDT

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsCity Wide Communications Inc. is appealing the CRTC's decision not to force Bragg Communications Inc. to...

CNOC back regional carriers’ call for roaming rates review

telecom | 06/24/2022 5:00 pm EDT

Resistance to tower builds shows need to ‘rethink’ consultations: MPThe Competitive Network Operators of Canada has filed an intervention in support of a Part 1 request for the CRTC to review the methodology by which the regulator sets roaming tariffs.  In a June 23 intervention, CNOC argued that the original application from a...

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet traffic

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

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet trafficIn a Thursday decision, the CRTC announced it was implementing regulations...

Regional wireless carriers seek review of incumbents’ roaming rates

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

Resistance to tower builds shows need to ‘rethink’ consultations: MPA consortium of regional wireless competitors have filed an application...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

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

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regime

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

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regimeDistributel 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

STB data measurement complex task, group saysThe CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange private line (IXPL) services that it is forbearing from regulation. In a decision released Friday,...

CRTC won’t order Bragg to relocate its TPIA point of interconnection

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:17 pm EDT

Frontier-Eastlink tariff tiff could affect other ISPs, CNOC warnsThe commission denied an application by City Wide Communications Inc....

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

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

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking orderUpdated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

Paper billing for vulnerable customers, not universally: CRTC

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

Paper billing for vulnerable customers, not universally: CRTCThe CRTC has determined that all communications service providers (CSPs),...

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

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

CRTC asks Eastlink to propose NG 911 rates and submit cost studyThe CRTC has requested that several telecoms companies send it more...

CRTC lifts local expression conditions for Quebecor, Bragg on-demand services

Media | 11/04/2021 5:40 pm EDT

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsThe CRTC approved applications by Quebecor Media Inc.’s Videotron and...

Dynamic site-blocking case gets Nov. 23 hearing date 

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

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever 'dynamic' site-blocking orderA test-case for Canada's first-ever "dynamic" site-blocking order is headed...

Delay Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing until its clear who controls Rogers: PIAC  

Media | 11/01/2021 5:35 pm EDT

Delay Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing until its clear who controls Rogers: PIAC   The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to delay a hearing...

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

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

Telecoms’ site-blocking court request ‘draconian,’ TekSavvy arguesA trio of Canada's biggest broadcasters has asked the Federal Court for a renewal of Canada's first ever site-blocking order, two years after the original blocking order was...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

Media | 10/13/2021 6:28 pm EDT

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known...

New ‘dynamic’ site-blocking needs new safeguards: CIPPIC 

Media | 09/22/2021 5:56 pm EDT

Hockey broadcasters seek injunction against pirate streamersThe site-blocking order that will block a rolling list of pirate streaming...

Rogers extends modem migration deadline

telecom | 09/21/2021 4:20 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsRogers Communications Inc. has told the CRTC the pandemic has slowed work down after it was asked by the...

CRTC orders some incumbent disclosure to CNOC in disaggregated regime consultation 

Media | 08/13/2021 11:13 am EDT

CNOC petitions gov on wholesale ratesIn a dispute between a trade organization representing wholesale-based...

CRTC seeks more info on how companies comply with Internet Code for people with disabilities

telecom | 07/22/2021 5:25 pm EDT

CRTC seeks more info on how companies comply with Internet Code for people with disabilitiesThe CRTC is seeking further information from internet service providers as it tries to determine if they are in compliance with the Internet Code, specifically when it comes...

PIAC disappointed with CRTC SIM swap disclosure

telecom | 07/09/2021 4:59 pm EDT

Six months after it received a request to release the data it collects on a fraud process known as "SIM swapping," the CRTC yesterday sent a letter to parties involved in a proceeding on the matter saying that instances of the...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever ‘dynamic’ site-blocking order

Media | 07/08/2021 6:22 pm EDT

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever 'dynamic' site-blocking orderNearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever...

CRTC rejects Xplornet request to make non-payer disconnection easier under Internet Code

telecom | 05/19/2021 5:21 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from Xplornet Communications Inc. to repeal certain language from the regulator's Internet Code that raised the barrier for cutting off...

Majority of Canadian mobile wireless prices second-highest internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/04/2021 8:10 pm EDT

The average Canadian mobile wireless prices rank the second highest internationally in four of seven service “baskets,” and remains in the middle-high range for the...

CRTC requires Rogers to pause hardware migration for TPIA customers

telecom | 04/27/2021 5:22 pm EDT

The CRTC has asked Rogers Communications Inc. to stop requiring its third-party internet access customers to use a particular kind of modem until the regulator makes a decision on a complaint about...

CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

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

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based...

Federal court backs Eastlink in union expansion dispute

telecom | 03/24/2021 5:29 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeals handed a small win to Bragg Communications Inc. in a dispute with trade union Unifor, in which the union was seeking to enlarge a collective bargaining unit of Eastlink...

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEOIf Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal...

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge 

telecom | 02/25/2021 5:46 pm EST

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge As the Supreme Court of Canada  dismissed an incumbent challenge to an 18-month old CRTC decision to slash wholesale access rates for independent internet service providers...

CRTC should release data on fraud calls: PIAC

telecom | 02/09/2021 5:58 pm EST

CRTC should release data on fraud calls: PIACThe Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has asked the CRTC to publicly disclose the information it...

Incumbents appeal CRTC wholesale rates at Supreme Court

telecom | 11/12/2020 4:56 pm EST

SCC sets Canadian jurisdiction in Facebook privacy caseBoth BCE Inc. and large cable companies have turned to the Supreme Court...

Telecoms object to Telesat’s proposal to auction 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 11/10/2020 5:48 pm EST

Telecoms object to Telesat’s proposal to auction 3800 MHz spectrumA number of Canadian wireless providers have objected to a proposal that...

Telecoms end overage fees suspension

telecom | 07/02/2020 4:52 pm EDT

Home internet speeds nearly doubled year-over-year: CRTCMajor Canadian telecoms have ended one of their major relief measures for Canadians who suddenly shifted...

SaskTel to resume charging overage fees on June 9

telecom | 05/29/2020 2:13 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. will become the second Canadian telecom to resume charging overage fees to home internet customers who go over their data caps, with the company announcing it will end the COVID-19 relief measure on June 8. SaskTel announced in a Friday press release that it had extended the suspension of overage fees --  scheduled to end on May 31 -- a further eight days, but customers would again be charged for exceeding their caps as of June 9.  SaskTel president and CEO Doug Burnett said in the release that the company understood the importance of...

Cogeco to bring back overage fees as of May 1

telecom | 04/30/2020 2:10 pm EDT

Cogeco  Inc. will again start charging overage fees to its home internet customers who exceed their data limits as of Friday, with the company instead focusing on other measures it considers to “be more essential” to its...

Carriers to text consular information to Canadians abroad

telecom | 03/18/2020 5:30 pm EDT

Broadband price hikes ‘concerning’: BainsCanada's wireless service providers will send out text messages to their...

Wireless prices down in Canada in 2019, but still high internationally: ISED report

telecom | 03/05/2020 4:45 pm EST

Mobile wireless prices are lower or have stayed the same across all service "baskets" compared to last year, but the higher data plan prices remain stubbornly higher than most other countries, a new...

Canadian prices will ‘always be higher’: Bragg

telecom | 02/21/2020 7:40 pm EST

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsGATINEAU, Que. — According to Lee Bragg, CEO of Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink, it is “really...

CNOC asks CRTC to stop Eastlink from axing modems

telecom | 01/24/2020 4:42 pm EST

The Canadian Network Operators Consortium has asked the CRTC to prevent Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink from effectively requiring a number of its third-party internet access customers to remove a particular type of modem...

Telecoms deadlocked ahead of 5G rollout: analyst

telecom | 01/10/2020 5:32 pm EST

No major wireless provider stands out as most likely to benefit from Canada’s looming 5G network rollout, despite two players’ extensive combined wireline footline placing them on the “front foot”, RBC Capital Markets...

Recent ‘expanded’ disclosure order shows ‘worrying’ trend: expert

telecom | 12/13/2019 5:11 pm EST

A recent Federal Court order for two internet service providers to disclose the personal information of alleged copyright infringers diverged from previous precedent by expanding the type of...

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...

Rogers further defends 36-month financing

telecom | 11/01/2019 5:19 pm EDT

The objection to the new phone financing plans from the likes of the Competition Bureau is based on an incorrect understanding of device financing arrangements, according to Rogers Communications Inc.’s reply in the CRTC’s ongoing examination of the 36-month phone financing plans that hit the Canadian wireless market over the summer.  The plans are a way for both wireless service providers and consumers themselves to account for the increasingly expensive nature of new cell phones, and the move away from the handset subsidy model is inevitable as the costs of the phones rise, Rogers...

Telecoms say CRTC wholesale decision violates Harper-era directive

telecom | 09/17/2019 5:13 pm EDT

In their Friday appeal of the CRTC decision on wholesale internet rates, the affected cable companies are asking the Federal Court of Appeal to defer to a 2006 Harper-era directive that advised the...

Big telecoms go to court over wholesale rates

telecom | 09/13/2019 5:26 pm EDT

In a widely anticipated move, several of the country’s biggest telecom companies have filed for leave to appeal a CRTC decision establishing a new rate regime for wholesale internet broadband.  The decision, issued August 15...

Eastlink says it consulted community on opposed Moncton tower build

telecom | 08/22/2019 3:40 pm EDT

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink followed public consultation protocol when it advised New Brunswick residents that it was planning to build a cell tower in a residential area, according to...

Japanese comics publisher wants info on alleged infringer from ISPs

Media | 08/20/2019 5:17 pm EDT

Japanese comics publisher wants info on alleged infringer from ISPsShueisha Inc., a Japanese publisher of comic books, has filed an...

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV 

telecom | 08/07/2019 6:51 pm EDT

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has granted an interim ban on what the big telecom companies are calling a “pirate” IPTV provider, which operates under the names GoldTV.ca and GoldTV.biz. The injunction granted by the court on Wednesday ordered the sites to be shut...

Telecoms must hand over more detailed info to Comp Bureau

telecom | 08/06/2019 7:23 pm EDT

‘Unlimited’ plans leading to 50% more data use, Rogers saysThe CRTC has directed telecom companies to disclose an additional set of...

Telecoms say speed throttling doesn’t violate net neutrality

telecom | 08/06/2019 2:37 pm EDT

Telecoms say speed throttling doesn’t violate net neutralityThe big three telecoms are telling the CRTC that their practice of slowing...

CRTC reviewing 36-month device financing plans

telecom | 08/02/2019 4:33 pm EDT

CRTC reviewing 36-month device financing plansThe CRTC said Friday afternoon that it thinks the 36-month smartphone financing plans that have entered...

Three-year financing an ‘affront’ to Wireless Code, Shaw says

telecom | 08/01/2019 4:24 pm EDT

Three-year financing an ‘affront’ to Wireless Code, Shaw saysShaw Communications Inc. is blasting the move by the wireless industry’s...

Internet code will indirectly tackle poor sales practices, CRTC chairman says

telecom | 07/31/2019 11:01 am EDT

Internet code will indirectly tackle poor sales practices, CRTC chairman saysCRTC chairman Ian Scott said the new internet code will address many of the...

CRTC asks wireless providers to justify post-data cap throttling

telecom | 07/04/2019 4:52 pm EDT

The CRTC has asked several telecoms to explain how their throttling of wireless speeds once customers exceed their data allotments doesn’t violate the commission’s regulatory policy on internet...

Videotron must give data to STB working group: CRTC

Media | 07/02/2019 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC has ruled that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron must continue to participate in an industry-wide working group charged with creating a set-top box (STB) data measurement system.  In April, Videotron walked away from the group, saying it didn’t want to provide any of its data to the STB working group. In an April letter to the CRTC, Shaw...

Effect of 3.5 GHz clawback on rural broadband to vary across Canada

Media | 06/14/2019 5:03 pm EDT

Effect of 3.5 GHz clawback on rural broadband to vary across CanadaIn recent weeks, telecom issues haven’t escaped the increased rhetoric...

Shaw says patience, not regulation, required to see organic MVNO market

telecom | 05/17/2019 4:55 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom, the country’s major fourth wireless player, says it is most susceptible to harm if the CRTC decides to mandate MVNO access to incumbent facilities, and that time and encouraging network investment are needed for the CRTC to see an organic wholesale market for MVNOs to emerge. In its submission to the CRTC’s review of the mobile wireless market, which will hold a hearing on the matter in January 2020, Calgary-based Shaw said the CRTC drew premature...