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CRTC chair Ian Scott: the exit interview

Media | 01/04/2023 4:52 pm EST

Ian Scott's tenure as chair of the CRTC comes to a close Thursday. The Wire Report sat down with Scott to reflect on his time leading the organization.  The Wire Report: Have you figured out what's next?  Ian Scott: I haven't. We have, as you know, post-employment...

Hockey broadcasters win fresh site-blocking order

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

The start of another hockey season brings another federal court site-blocking order for a trio of telecom companies and sports broadcasters.  In a court order issued Monday, Justice Jocelyne Gagné granted BCE Inc.,  Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc. and...

Telecom companies waive fees for calls to the Ukraine

telecom | 02/25/2022 5:29 pm EST

Several Canadian telecom companies have responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine by temporarily...

ISED rejects request to delay 3500 MHz auction following MVNO decision

telecom | 04/29/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has rejected a call by the...

Incumbents ask court for delay of wholesale rate appeal 

telecom | 05/21/2020 6:01 pm EDT

Incumbent cable companies have asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to delay their appeal of the CRTC's wholesale rates decision until the proceeding can be conducted in person.  In a letter...

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV 

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

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...

Distributel buying Zazeen, adds to exec team

Media | 11/02/2017 2:45 pm EDT

Distributel Communications Inc. has received the OK from the CRTC to acquire IPTV service...

Distributel gets word out on TV service

Media | 01/23/2015 5:18 pm EST

Distributel Communications Inc. announced on Thursday its new television service, which is available in markets throughout Ontario and Quebec. The independent Internet service provider had already began offering TV service last...

OTT expected to cause Internet capacity crunch

Media | 11/06/2014 7:30 pm EST

Netflix isn’t the only game in town anymore. In recent weeks, Canadian and American TV giants have made a number of announcements about new over-the-top (OTT) video services — HBO and CBS revealing new streaming...

Distributel introduces first ever Wi-Fi enabled bus in Montreal

telecom | 05/08/2014 4:32 pm EDT

Independent Internet service provider Distributel Communications Inc. announced Thursday the launch of what it said was Montreal’s first WiFi bus. Société de transport...

Unlimited Internet making inroads, but for how long?

telecom | 03/04/2014 10:00 pm EST

In the year since big Internet providers like Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. reintroduced unlimited-bandwidth Internet plans, customer demand has kept them in place. Whether that means bandwidth caps are on their way out...