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PIAC, FRPC call on CRTC to post Part 1 application

Media | 05/19/2021 5:34 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Canada’s Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) have sent a joint letter to the CRTC admonishing the regulator for failing to publicly post to its website a Part 1 application the two organizations filed on April 21. In the letter, the two organizations write that the posting of all Part 1 applications "is required by s. 23 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, which reads: 'The Commission must post on its website all applications that comply with the requirements set out in section 22.' Our Application satisfied all...

UPDATED – CRTC rejects broad MVNO model, will mandate limited access for regional players

telecom | 04/15/2021 4:01 pm EDT

Incumbent telecom companies will be required to sell access to their mobile networks to some regional service providers, but only those that have some level of spectrum and...

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...

Quebecor would buy Freedom, but only with spectrum: PKP

telecom | 03/31/2021 6:21 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has indicated that, should the Competition Bureau force...

While Rogers and Shaw are merging, we’ll be building: Bell CEO

telecom | 03/30/2021 5:24 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. doesn't change anything for one of their biggest competitors, according to BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic.  Speaking Tuesday...

We’re ‘used to’ broadcaster interpretations of CRTC content regs: Scott

Media | 03/26/2021 4:38 pm EDT

Asked whether or not the CRTC is up to the task of dealing with broadcasters who may try to circumvent Canadian content regulations if Bill C-10 is passed and brings streaming...

CRTC report floats idea of Indigenous content quotas

Media | 03/25/2021 7:43 pm EDT

The CRTC has released the findings from its first phase in the development of a new Indigenous broadcasting policy, highlighting a severe lack of Indigenous representation on Canadian radio and television as one key issue.  This phase — the first of three...

CRTC rural broadband fund speed targets draw criticism

telecom | 09/27/2018 5:51 pm EDT

The CRTC revealed Thursday the details of the $750 million rural broadband fund that’s been in the works for nearly two years, prompting criticism from some groups concerned about what they say are...

Broadcast, telecom acts review panel kicks off consultation

telecom | 09/25/2018 5:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s...

TV advertising needs better metrics, execs say

Media | 02/04/2016 10:21 pm EST

While advertising will remain a key part of the TV ecosystem, the television industry will have to provide better audience data in order to keep up with digital competition, said Barbara Williams, president of Shaw Communications...

‘Golden age of TV’ facing changes: panel

Media | 06/03/2015 11:43 pm EDT

TORONTO — There has never have been a better time than now to be a consumer of television, it was said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit, but it was also discussed how big changes are afoot,...

Xplornet CEO calls for 100% Internet penetration by 2020

telecom | 06/03/2015 5:24 pm EDT

TORONTO — Different government branches have their own goals for how many Canadians should have certain Internet speeds by certain dates; Xplornet Communications Inc. CEO Allison Lenehan raised...

CRTC extends deadline for basic telecom review

telecom | 06/03/2015 3:56 pm EDT

CRTC announced on Wednesday a revised date for submitting initial interventions in regards to the review of basic telecommunication services. An extension was requested in a letter on May 4 by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

CRTC to review wholesale-Internet tariff process

Media | 05/28/2015 5:10 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday that it will review the application process and methods for determining tariff rates for large cable and telephone providers selling wholesale high-speed Internet access. The CRTC said it will review the...

Two non-Canadian, Greek-langage TV channels approved

Media | 05/09/2014 4:18 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday announced the approval of two separate applications for Greek-language, non-Canadian TV channels to be distributed in Canada. Soundview Entertainment Inc. was the sponsor for both. One channel is RIK, which...

CRTC rebuts claims it overstepped with wireless code

telecom | 02/21/2014 8:23 pm EST

The CRTC not only has the right to implement its consumer-friendly wireless code, but its powers extend to the so-far-unused ability to determine prices within the wireless industry, the commission said in a response filed Thursday to a court challenge from some of Canada’s biggest telecoms companies. The telecoms regulator was defending its regulatory power from a Federal Court of Appeal challenge, led by mobile providers BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp., Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and SaskTel, who allege that the CRTC overstepped...

CRTC says consumers can cancel wireless contracts after two years, no fees

telecom | 06/03/2013 2:08 pm EDT

Canadian wireless consumers can cancel long-term wireless contracts with mobile phone providers after two years without any cancellation fees, the CRTC said in new wireless code of conduct...