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Four telecoms seek increase in basic TV service price, CRTC seeks comments

telecom | 09/28/2022 5:19 pm EDT

Four telecom companies are asking the CRTC to increase the price of basic television service from $25 a month to $28 per month with a yearly indexing mechanism being added to...

Bell files review and vary over Videotron pole access decision

telecom | 09/23/2022 5:45 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has filed a Part 1 review and vary application over a CRTC decision imposing fines of $7.5 million for denying Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron access to poles.  The commission ruling came down in June. Bell maintains there are several errors...

Bell launches new proceeding against pirate streamers 

Media | 09/16/2022 5:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has once more gone to the federal court seeking an injunction against a number of unidentified, John Doe pirate streamers.  In a statement of claim filed with the court on Thursday, Bell...

Broadcasters want policy direction on C-11; streamers want their algorithms left alone

Media | 09/15/2022 7:51 pm EDT

Canadian broadcasting executives, from companies...

Rogers gets details on how Quebecor-Freedom deal harms competition

telecom | 09/13/2022 4:44 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau responded Monday to Rogers Communications Inc.’s...

Rogers wants more details on how Québecor-Freedom deal allegedly harms competition

Media | 09/09/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. wants competition commissioner Matthew Boswell...

Judicial review of Québecor-Bell undue preference dispute over sports packaging dismissed by court

Media | 09/09/2022 3:31 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal found that the CRTC was correct in allowing Québecor Inc. to bring forward an undue preference complaint against BCE Inc. over sports packaging, despite the two parties having reached a final arbitration offer in 2018. Bell applied for judicial review of a 2019 CRTC decision in which it found that the incumbent had given itself an undue...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

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

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

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has more time to close its acquisition deal with...

Bell tries again to stop Videotron’s ‘permanent roaming’

telecom | 08/30/2022 4:56 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has filed a review and vary application seeking to overturn a May...

TV revenues recover while radio continues decline: CRTC report

Media | 08/23/2022 5:03 pm EDT

Television revenues are rebounding from the pandemic slump while revenues...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Media | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Comp. Bureau’s silence on anti-competitive complaint allowing abuse of dominance to persist: TekSavvy

telecom | 08/17/2022 6:13 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has told the Competition Bureau that market dominance in the telecommunications industry will continue to persist because it has “taken no action”...

Quebecor inks agreement to buy Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

telecom | 08/12/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Shaw Communications Inc....

VMedia purchase will sweeten Freedom deal for regulators: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 08/04/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO has said the company’s recent...

Quebecor’s acquisition of VMedia exciting for competition says co-founder, CNOC

Media | 07/28/2022 5:38 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. can expand its national footprint with...

Comp. commish has no issue granting Videotron intervenor status in Rogers-Shaw merger tribunal

telecom | 07/22/2022 5:38 pm EDT

The Commissioner of Competition said Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron should be granted intervenor status in the review of the proposed merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and...

CRTC adds five Bell IXPL lines to forbearance list

telecom | 07/21/2022 3:24 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC added five interexchange private line (IXPL) routes to the list of routes it is...

Quebec hotel company asks CRTC to mandate negotiations with Bell

Media | 07/11/2022 5:43 pm EDT

A Quebec-based hotel accused of copyright infringement is asking the CRTC...

SOCAN sues Quebecor for $1.44M

Media | 07/11/2022 12:59 pm EDT

The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is suing Quebecor Inc. for...

Quebecor wants to make its case for Freedom divestiture to Competition Tribunal

telecom | 07/08/2022 2:15 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is asking the Competition Tribunal for permission to...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next...

Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

Media | 06/27/2022 4:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s...

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 support of a Part 1 request for the CRTC to review the methodology by which the regulator sets roaming tariffs.  In a June 23 intervention, CNOC argued that the original application from a...

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet traffic

telecom | 06/23/2022 5:48 pm EDT

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC announced it was implementing regulations...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC fines Bell for delaying access to support structures

telecom | 06/15/2022 4:03 pm EDT

The CRTC has imposed an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) of $7.5...

Proposed mmWave deployment requirements “radical change;” shorter licence terms biggest positive: Professor

telecom | 06/14/2022 11:26 am EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is proposing “radical” changes for the deployment requirements of its future millimetre wave...

Punish hotel broadcaster who infringed on copyright: Bell tells CRTC

Media | 06/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is supporting a Quebecor Inc. application for the CRTC to revoke...

Foreign streamers wary of CRTC power under Online Streaming Act, CHPC told

Media | 06/02/2022 4:53 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube believes the provisions of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, give too much power to the CRTC to regulate content, the company’s head of government affairs and public...

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau says

telecom | 06/01/2022 4:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron service is still eager to buy Freedom...

CRTC denies Bell application on Videotron roaming

telecom | 05/27/2022 3:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility Inc. has lost an application before the CRTC about Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

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...

Network sharing deal with Telus strengthens Globalive bid for Freedom: analysts

telecom | 05/20/2022 4:28 pm EDT

The reported network sharing deal inked between Freedom Mobile-hopeful...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. Such a move will have grave consequences for media concentration and diversity, the politicians argue. In a 32-page report tabled Tuesday in...

Site-blocking can be used for online harms legislation: Rogers

telecom | 05/17/2022 5:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. believes that the site-blocking remedy the...

Péladeau says Quebecor will stick to facilities-based model long-term

telecom | 05/13/2022 2:46 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said “there's no reason at this...

Quebecor asks CRTC to punish hotel broadcasters

Media | 05/06/2022 2:53 pm EDT

In the wake of a Federal Court ruling that determined a trio of companies that had established a private television network for hotels violated Quebecor Inc.'s copyright by rebroadcasting TVA Sports, Quebecor has asked the CRTC to remove the companies from the regulator's...

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...

CRTC approves aggregated and disaggregated Giga service from Quebecor

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:42 pm EDT

Tuesday Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron was granted approval by the CRTC for...

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...

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regime

telecom | 03/30/2022 6:57 pm EDT

Distributel Ltd. is asking the CRTC to revise the interim rates for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (“HSA") services to help jumpstart the lagging disaggregated wholesale regime.  In a Mar. 28 Part 1 application posted to the commission's website Wednesday,...

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

Media | 03/24/2022 1:28 pm EDT

Updated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation...

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 waiving long distance calling fees to Ukraine. On Friday, Distributel Inc. and its Primus subsidiary announced the companies would waive long distance fees for home phone...

Quebecor provides no justification or rationale in Vrai pricing dispute: Bell

Media | 02/24/2022 2:58 pm EST

BCE Inc. is arguing to the CRTC that Quebecor Inc. provided no...

Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark...

Quebecor calls Bell’s Vrai complaint “desperate” and “devoid of any merit”

Media | 02/11/2022 6:10 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. wants BCE Inc.’s request to mandate that Videotron...

CRTC poses questions on three-digit suicide number

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:57 pm EST

The CRTC has released a dozen questions it wants stakeholders to answer regarding the establishment of a...

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),...

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...

Quebecor’s Vrai VOD service violates CRTC regs: Bell

Media | 02/01/2022 5:04 pm EST

The CRTC has opened a proceeding in response to a BCE Inc. November complaint against Quebecor Inc.'s Videtron and its Vrai on-demand streaming service. In a Monday letter, the CRTC advised both Bell and Quebecor that it would be opening a proceeding on an expedited...

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...

Quebec Ag. Commission to reconsider decision to reject Quebecor build

telecom | 01/21/2022 6:15 pm EST

The Commission for the Protection of Quebec’s Agricultural Territory will...

5G and aviation: the Canadian context

telecom | 01/18/2022 5:28 pm EST

On Monday, executives of several U.S. airlines wrote to leadership of the Federal Aviation...

Intervenors take issue with ISED’s proposed Tier 5 service areas in rural spectrum consultation

telecom | 01/11/2022 5:00 pm EST

Tier 5 service areas are “too large”  to meet demand for Access Licensing, Canada’s telecoms companies and stakeholders told Innovation, Science and Economic...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

ISED proposes to keep 3500 Mhz set-aside rules in 3800 Mhz auction consultation doc

telecom | 12/20/2021 4:33 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is...

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...

Dépatie in as new Rogers home COO

Media | 12/02/2021 5:22 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that Robert Dépatie is joining the company as...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

Telus winding down copper network as it releases Q3 results

Media | 11/05/2021 3:41 pm EDT

Telus Corp. expects to have its legacy copper network out of commission...

CRTC lifts local expression conditions for Quebecor, Bragg on-demand services

Media | 11/04/2021 5:40 pm EDT

The CRTC approved applications by Quebecor Media Inc.’s Videotron and...

CRTC rejects EBox undue preference complaint against Oxio

Media | 11/04/2021 5:33 pm EDT

The CRTC found that a Quebec-based independent broadcasting company is in compliance with its broadcasting exemption order despite taking several months to distribute some required local channels and...

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challenges

Media | 11/04/2021 4:40 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. will move ahead with its rollout of wireless service in western Canada despite challenges from incumbent carriers. This was the main message as the firm released its results for the third quarter.  "It is not next week, not next month, but we're ready to...

Bell posts quarterly profits driven by wireless growth

Media | 11/04/2021 4:25 pm EDT

Bell reported a slight increase in overall revenue of $49 million or 0.8...

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, and Quebecor seek larger damages from set-top box seller

Media | 10/27/2021 5:13 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc.  have turned to the Federal Court of Appeal to try and get a greater payout in damages from a seller of preloaded...

CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

telecom | 10/26/2021 6:17 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and...

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...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp....

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

A Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the...

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...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Shaw-Rogers deal would decrease competition, even with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor: analyst 

telecom | 09/28/2021 6:19 pm EDT

Even if the Competition Bureau forces Shaw Communications Inc. to spin off its wireless Freedom Mobile brand as part of the bureau's approval of the deal with Rogers...