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CRTC amends deadlines for NG911 comments

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:41 pm EDT

The CRTC has pushed back deadlines for comments on next generation 911 (NG911) service following a request by the Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA). The proceeding will look at funding NG911 through the National Contribution Fund. On Mar. 14 the...

PIAC, Quebecor, music sector, all oppose Stingray financial relief proposal

Media | 02/01/2022 5:08 pm EST

Quebecor Inc., organizations supporting Canada music and radio sector, as well as the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are all opposing a proposal by a Montreal-based...

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...

Online video factors into cord-cutting: CIRA survey

Media | 02/24/2015 9:43 pm EST

Newly released results from a Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) survey show the availability of online video content is a factor for four in 10 Canadian Internet users who do not subscribe to cable TV. The data,...

Shomi, CraveTV could be pulled if PIAC challenge succeeds: analyst

Media | 02/06/2015 10:02 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) on Friday asked the CRTC to prohibit Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. from restricting the availability of their streaming...

Bell top payer, PIAC top recipient of CRTC cost awards so far in 2014

telecom | 09/12/2014 2:31 pm EDT

The CRTC this year has ordered telecommunications companies to pay more than $230,000 to various organizations participating in different telecommunications proceedings, of which BCE Inc. and its...

Paradis delays auction, says no set aside spectrum transfers to incumbents

telecom | 06/04/2013 1:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA, TORONTO—Industry Canada will block Telus Corp.'s proposed deal for Dave Wireless Inc.’s mobile spectrum, as well as any other proposal from an incumbent to acquire wireless frequencies set aside for new entrants, and will delay the department’s 700 MHz spectrum auction until early next year, Industry Minister Christian Paradis said. In an early morning announcement Tuesday at Industry Canada’s offices, Paradis said the deadline to apply for the upcoming 700...

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...

CRTC should regulate data roaming charges, practices, PIAC says

telecom | 12/10/2012 9:59 pm EST

The CRTC should regulate wireless carriers’ international roaming policies to prevent Canadians from experiencing “bill shock” when they return from travelling in other countries, a report by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) said. In a report titled “Consumers and Wireless Data...