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

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

Friday 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

A wealth of intervenors have told the CRTC that the large established telecoms should not be allowed to have access to aggregated wholesale high-speed access over fibre-to-the-premises (AWHSA-FTTP) facilities.  A diverse group of stakeholders filed their remarks this...

Strong internet growth in Q2, Cogeco reports

telecom | 04/12/2024 9:01 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. reported strong internet subscriber growth for the second quarter of the 2024 fiscal year, it...

Broadcasters oppose AMI’s proposed mandatory carriage rate increase

Media | 04/10/2024 6:49 pm EDT

Major broadcasters are opposed to Accessible Media Inc.’s (AMI) request...

UPDATED: CRTC orders Cogeco to maintain TekSavvy’s access to facilities

telecom | 04/09/2024 1:15 pm EDT

The CRTC has ordered Cogeco Inc. to maintain TekSavvy Solutions Inc.’s...

Frédéric Perron replaces Philippe Jetté at Cogeco

telecom | 03/11/2024 12:00 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. announced Monday morning that president and CEO Philippe Jetté is retiring immediately from the companies and will be replaced by Frédéric Perron. Perron was most recently president of...

Neighbourhood Connect escalates dispute with Bethlehem Housing over MDU access

Media | 02/29/2024 4:35 pm EST

Neighbourhood Connect (NHC), operating under 2621159 Ontario Inc. DBA Neighbourhood Connect, has lodged an application with the CRTC seeking relief in accessing multi-dwelling...

Reseller market is healthy, incumbents tell CRTC internet hearing

telecom | 02/15/2024 1:39 pm EST

Two large incumbent telecoms told the CRTC that broadband resellers are not...

Cogeco defends infrastructure upgrade amid TekSavvy dispute

telecom | 02/13/2024 4:58 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. is adamantly defending its right to upgrade infrastructure for...

Cogeco announces acquisition of municipally-owned telecom provider

telecom | 02/05/2024 1:22 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced Monday that Cogeco Connexion is acquiring an...

CCTS: Rogers received the most complaints about telecom services last year

telecom | 01/17/2024 11:13 am EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has become Canada’s most complained-about service provider, according to the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services’ (CCTS) annual report released on...

Revenue and profit down for Cogeco Q1 as guidance continues

telecom | 01/11/2024 4:42 pm EST

Revenue and profits declined at Cogeco  Inc. as the Quebec firm released...

TekSavvy challenges Cogeco’s network changes 

telecom | 01/10/2024 4:57 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. lodged a formal Part 1 complaint with the CRTC against Cogeco Inc., to address...

CRTC advises telecoms it will not meet deadlines for TPIA action

telecom | 12/19/2023 4:47 pm EST

The CRTC has told several telecommunications providers it will not be able...

Rogers sells all Cogeco shares to CDPQ to reduce Shaw debt

telecom | 12/12/2023 1:10 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has divested itself of all of its shares in Cogeco Inc. and its subsidiary Cogeco Communications Inc. The deal was announced Monday evening after the markets closed. The buyer is the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).  The...

Only foreign streamers should be paying contribution, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 11/29/2023 10:48 am EST

Major broadcasters think that there should be a flexible contribution...

CTS 2023 regulatory panel react to CRTC mandated FTTP wholesale access

telecom | 11/08/2023 1:10 pm EST

UPDATED: CTS regulatory blockbuster react to CRTC FTTP decision...

Competitors oppose incumbents’ stance in second phase of FTTP access review

telecom | 10/19/2023 5:15 pm EDT

The debate over what the future of the wholesale high-speed-access (HSA)...

Telcos double down on assertion that CRTC needs to forgo further broadband fund collections

telecom | 09/25/2023 8:08 pm EDT

As the CRTC’s review of its broadband fund continues, many telcos and other stakeholders are struggling to agree on how it can best be improved. In a collection of replies...

Cogeco announces new senior executive

telecom | 09/15/2023 4:26 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. announced Valéry Zamuner will be taking over as senior vice-president and chief corporate affairs and legal officer, effective this coming Monday. “Zamuner is a seasoned executive with outstanding experience in...

Cogeco appoints Tim Dinesen as CTO

telecom | 09/07/2023 4:50 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is appointing Tim Dinesen, experienced tech executive and telecommunications consultant, as its senior vice president and CTO. According to the company’s Thursday release, he will be taking up the new position at...

No financial justification to increase skinny basic rate from $25 to $28: CRTC

Media | 09/05/2023 3:40 pm EDT

The CRTC denied an application by BCE Inc., Bragg Communication Inc.’s...

Vandals destroy Cogeco equipment in North Bay Ont.

telecom | 07/31/2023 4:45 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. had its fibre network in North Bay Ont, attacked by vandals Friday. The service outage affected only a small number of customers and was restored by day’s end, the telecom reports.  A similar outage occurred last...

Support grows for Meta boycott following News Act blackout

Media | 07/10/2023 2:46 pm EDT

Other governments and private sector companies are joining in the boycott of Meta Platforms Inc. after it announced plans to block Canadian news from Facebook and Instagram. Meta’s move came in...

Change financial threshold for Online Streaming Act exemptions, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 06/15/2023 6:05 pm EDT

The proposed financial threshold for exemption for online streaming...

Cogeco 2023 wireless launch debatable: Analyst

telecom | 06/02/2023 3:44 pm EDT

It remains unclear if Cogeco Inc. will debut an MVNO offering in its Canadian cable footprint by the end...

UPDATED: CRTC cuts wholesale broadband rates by 10 per cent, launches new rates proceeding, and will expedite review of FTTH access; competitors pleased

Internet and Governance | 03/08/2023 4:24 pm EST

The CRTC Wednesday made good on newly-minted chair Vicky Eatrides' January promise to reassess the wholesale broadband market, and launched a notice of consultation that will...

Shaw defends off-tariff agreements, Telus calls for review in TekSavvy complaint 

telecom | 02/23/2023 12:11 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has argued that the type of off-tariff-agreement...

CRTC reopens basic television price hike proceeding

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

 The CRTC is reopening its proceeding into whether or not BCE Inc., Cogeco Inc., Bragg Communications...

Cogeco announces acquisition of Oxio

telecom | 02/21/2023 5:05 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced it is acquiring independent internet service provider (ISP) Oxio. In a Tuesday...

CRTC grants Cogeco five new speed tiers

telecom | 01/09/2023 4:34 pm EST

In a Monday decision, the CRTC approved five new disaggregated Ethernet passive optical network (EPON)/fibre to the home (FTTH) speed tiers for Cogeco Inc. In the same decision, the commission denied Cogeco’s destandardization of its 6 Megabits per second (Mbps) and 40...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

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

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

CNOC back regional carriers’ call for roaming rates review

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

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada has filed an intervention in...

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...

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...

Cogeco still waiting on MVNO terms and conditions, reports increase in Q2 revenue and profits

Media | 04/14/2022 4:45 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is preparing its entry into Canada’s mobile wireless market but has no definitive timeframe, as it is still contingent on the approval by the CRTC for the terms and conditions for the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service and the negotiation of reasonable rates with the incumbents. CEO Philippe Jetté told analysts in a Thursday morning quarterly...

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...

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...

CRTC approves Arsenal, Cogeco, radio swap

Media | 03/25/2022 2:42 pm EDT

The CRTC approved two separate applications by Cogeco Inc. and Arsenal Media which would essentially see...

Union files for mediation in talks with Cogeco

Media | 03/21/2022 5:44 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has two different labour disputes brewing, according to the union representing two different sets of Cogeco employees.  According to a Monday release from the Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique, both the workers for Cogeco Media's 106.9 FM in...

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),...

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...

Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

telecom | 12/02/2021 5:48 pm EST

Of Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is...

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...

Cogeco given permission to provide telephony service Lambton, Que.

telecom | 11/16/2021 10:44 am EST

The CRTC is permitting Cogeco Connexion Inc. to provide telephony services...

Cogeco’s Jetté concerned about MVNO tariff negotiations

telecom | 11/15/2021 2:59 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - Even at the earliest stages of the CRTC’s new mobile virtual network operator regime, incumbents are already obstructing the goals of the decision, according to the CEO of one of the companies tipped to be the biggest beneficiary of the new regime. ...

Cogeco expects to enter mobile rate negotiations by spring, summer 2022 earliest

telecom | 11/12/2021 5:02 pm EST

Cogeco Inc.’s CEO said it is a multi-step process it has to follow before...

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...

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

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

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

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

CRTC approves work on  Cogeco, Columbia Basin, Broadband Fund projects

telecom | 10/22/2021 6:14 pm EDT

Two telecom companies can start work on their Broadband Fund projects now that the commission has approved their plans. In March the CRTC dolled out $57.7 million of its...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

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

The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known...

CRTC issues consultation for several broadcasting applications

Media | 10/05/2021 4:06 pm EDT

The CRTC is holding a consultation to determine a series of applications...

CRTC sending Cogeco and Wildbrain to mediation over channel drop dispute

telecom | 08/18/2021 5:03 pm EDT

A dispute over Cogeco Inc. dropping children’s television content creator...

CRTC orders some incumbent disclosure to CNOC in disaggregated regime consultation 

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

In a dispute between a trade organization representing wholesale-based...

Cogeco hires Fido VP Nancy Audette 

telecom | 07/26/2021 4:56 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. cable subsidiary Cogeco Connexion has signed on Fido Mobile VP Nancy Audette as its own vice...

High spectrum costs could be driven by competition for set aside: analyst

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:32 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Industry analysts are declining to speculate too much on what caused the...

Cogeco reports rise in Q3 revenue as it eyes a ‘landmark year’ in 2022 

telecom | 07/15/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. saw a rise in revenue and profit this spring and though CEO...

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

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

Nearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever site-blocking order against an anonymous so-called pirate IPTV service, the same trio of rights...

Cogeco getting millions more in high-speed funding

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:53 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is getting more than $40 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Quebec. ...

Incumbents “should be comforted”, Rogers could move first on mandated access: analysts

telecom | 04/16/2021 5:11 pm EDT

Industry analysts are calling Thursday's decision to mandate access to incumbent wireless networks for a limited number of regional wireless competitors a "moderate net...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

telecom | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of...

CRTC awards $57 million for transport projects in Que., Ont., and B.C.

telecom | 03/19/2021 3:51 pm EDT

The CRTC is handing out $57.7 million through its Broadband Fund for the construction of thousands of kilometres of network transport infrastructure. The commission announced Friday that seven projects will be getting funding for almost 1,400 kilometres of fibre transport network in northern Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, targeting 15 rural and remote communities, accounting for some 6,500 households.  Most of the money goes to Kativik Regional Government in Quebec --...

Cogeco accuses Wildbrain of “glaring abuse” of CRTC process over Part 1

Media | 03/03/2021 5:26 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. has responded to a Part 1 from television company Wildbrain,...

Telecoms split on ISED’s proposed approach to opening 6 GHz band

telecom | 03/02/2021 5:20 pm EST

The federal government’s proposal to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for WiFi use has received broad support in an Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada consultation. Every...

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge 

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

As the Supreme Court of Canada  dismissed an incumbent challenge to an...

Wildbrain says Cogeco breached CRTC rules by dropping channels

telecom | 01/29/2021 2:08 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. breached the CRTC’s standstill rule by announcing its intention to drop Wildbrain’s family programming while in commercial negotiations about their ongoing carriage, Wildbrain claims....

Cogeco launches IPTV

Media | 01/18/2021 5:25 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. has officially launched its IPTV service, dubbed Epico. Epico, which runs on the MediaFirst platform, is now available to the “majority of Cogeco customers in the territories served by the company,” according to a press release Monday. “This new service will allow customers...

Cogeco revenues up on pandemic internet demand

telecom | 01/15/2021 7:14 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. reported $646.4 million in revenue in its first quarter, up 4.5 per cent from a year earlier. Profit, meanwhile, was up 27.8 per cent to $120.5 million in the three months ending Nov. 30. The company said in its...

Michel Lorrain steps down from Cogeco media division

Media | 12/14/2020 5:29 pm EST

Michel LorrainPresident of Cogeco Inc.'s media division Michel Lorrain has stepped down from the position, the company...

ISED proposal to displace spectrum for fixed wireless divides ISPs

telecom | 12/11/2020 11:37 am EST

A pair of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada proposals on changes to midband spectrum allocation that would affect fixed wireless service has drawn a mixed response from telecoms....

Telecom complaints down 19%, CCTS says

telecom | 11/30/2020 12:50 pm EST

The number of complaints from Canadians about their telecom services fell 19 per cent last year, the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) said in its annual report Monday.  It’s the first time since 2015-2016 that the number of complaints went down year-over-year, the report said. It followed the CCTS mid-year report, which also saw declines. The annual report noted there were 35 per cent fewer complaints regarding BCE Inc.’s services from the previous year and 69 per cent fewer complaints regarding Cogeco Inc. “We are hopeful that service providers...

Regulatory delays a slow-moving incumbent tantrum: CNOC

telecom | 11/19/2020 1:53 pm EST

On the heels of the incumbent appeal of a Federal Court of Appeal decision...

Cogeco hires Paul Beaudry as VP of regulatory

telecom | 11/11/2020 6:14 pm EST

Paul Beaudry is to become the new vice-president for regulatory affairs at Cogeco Inc., taking over from Nathalie Dorval. Beaudry announced the news on Twitter Thursday morning. “It’s an exciting time to be in the...

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

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

A number of Canadian wireless providers have objected to a proposal that...

Cogeco Q4 keeps profits stable, helped by internet demand

telecom | 10/28/2020 6:30 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. announced its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, increasing...

Cogeco acquiring Quebec telecom for $405M

telecom | 10/21/2020 6:07 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is buying Quebec cableco DERYtelecom for $405 million, the company announced Wednesday.  The acquisition will see Cogeco add around 100,000 customers in various regions of the province, including Estrie, Lanaudière, Montérégie and the Laurentians.  National Bank analyst Adam Shine wrote Wednesday in a research note that while DERYtelecom is “one of the largest cable operators in the province, it's a distant third to Vidéotron and Cogeco.” Its footprint is also more rural, Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda Galappatthige noted, meaning it has a higher proportion...

Increased offer for Cogeco rejected by Audet family

Media | 10/19/2020 5:00 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Altice USA Inc. upped their offer in a joint takeover bid of Cogeco Inc. from $10.3 billion to $11 billion over weekend, a bid that was rejected by the controlling shareholder of the company, the...

Cogeco wireless plans ‘probably part of the equation’ for Rogers: Ouimet

telecom | 09/15/2020 5:09 pm EDT

As Cogeco Inc.’s CFO speculated Tuesday that a bid for his company’s...

Canadian internet users almost universally getting ISP’s advertised speeds

telecom | 09/08/2020 5:11 pm EDT

In almost all cases, Canadian internet consumers are receiving service at...

Refusal to sell Cogeco is ‘definitive,’ Audet says

Media | 09/08/2020 1:34 pm EDT

Louis Audet, former CEO of Cogeco Inc. and current executive chairman of...

Rogers says it would keep Cogeco headquarters in Quebec

telecom | 09/04/2020 4:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. says if its proposed acquisition of Cogeco Inc.’s Canadian division went through, it wouldn’t move the headquarters, management team or operations of Cogeco’s media...

Audet family declines Altice USA, Rogers offer to buy Cogeco

telecom | 09/02/2020 9:54 am EDT

The controlling shareholder of Cogeco Inc. — the Audet family — has...

CIRA, CIPPIC, BCCLA intervene in site-blocking case

telecom | 08/04/2020 5:07 pm EDT

In a much-watched appeal of Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order, three separate opponents of the order have filed two interventions asking the Federal Court of Appeal to strike down the order.  In the first of the...

Cogeco radio feels COVID hit, but overall revenues increase

telecom | 07/16/2020 4:42 pm EDT

In its first quarterly report to include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cogeco Inc.’s radio revenues fell by one-third, though its overall revenue beat analyst expectations. In the results...

CRTC considering changes to disaggregated wholesale regime

telecom | 06/11/2020 5:47 pm EDT

Five years after it announced a move to a new system for wholesale internet access, the CRTC is consulting on how it should change that regime. It said in a Thursday notice of consultation it “does not have confirmation that there has been any implementation of the...