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CRTC approves new IPTV service from VMedia

Media | 05/08/2015 8:39 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday approved a new IPTV service from VMedia Inc., despite arguments from some interveners that the proposed service would be transmitted over the public Internet and should therefore not be licensed as a broadcast distributor. The commission said 2251723 Ontario Inc., which is wholly owned by VMedia, was approved for licences to provide TV service in several markets across the country, including St. John's, N.L., Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, as well as several other locations in the Atlantic, Quebec,...

Electronic Box Internet comes to Ontario

telecom | 02/10/2014 8:33 pm EST

An independent Internet service provider that was already operating in Quebec is bringing its high-data-limit home-service option to Ontario. Electronic Box Inc. said in a press release Monday that its cable-modem Internet service will feature Internet speeds ranging from six to 45 Mbps, with a monthly data limit of one terabyte for most plans.  While there are no-limit plans offered in Canada, one terabyte is about 10 times the 104.9 gigabytes the CRTC said was the average cap of Internet packages with limits in 2012. Electronic Box CEO Jean-Phillipe Béique said in an email that...