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Spectrum Unceded: How Indigenous people are Fighting for Digital Sovereignty in a Wireless World

Media | 09/30/2022 9:48 am EDT

by Jenna Cocullo At the frontier of the future Indigenous communities want to go from subscribers to owners Part 1       Part 2       Part 3        Part 4...

Nova Scotia premier blasts hurricane response from Big 3 and Eastlink; calls on ISED to intervene

Media | 09/28/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston wrote to Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, blasting the lack of information available to Nova Scotians from their...

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...

Cell phone, internet service still out in many parts of Atlantic Canada

telecom | 09/26/2022 5:27 pm EDT

Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec last...

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...

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...

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 request for more information on why divesting Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is not...

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...

OneSoccer has “limited appeal” to Canadians, Rogers tells CRTC in carriage dispute

Media | 09/09/2022 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is arguing to the CRTC...

CRTC to arbitrate Rogers dispute over Family Channel

Media | 09/08/2022 4:50 pm EDT

In a Sept. 6 letter, the CRTC has accepted a request from Rogers Communications Inc. for final offer...

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...

CNOC displeased with Rogers’ secrecy in outage

telecom | 08/31/2022 4:58 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) is calling on the CRTC to force Rogers Communications...

Rogers disclosure on outage, CRTC process not good enough: PIAC

telecom | 08/26/2022 4:57 pm EDT

Again dissatisfied with the redactions in Rogers Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers answers CRTC request for information on July outage

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:44 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. filed a second response to a confidential Aug. 5 letter from the CRTC, requesting more information on the July network outage. The heavily redacted response was received Monday and posted to the commission website this week. “During the July...

CRTC puts out request for information on wholesale wireless 

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a request for information from the incumbent wireless...

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...

OUTtv licence renewed, becomes must-offer in English Canada

Media | 08/18/2022 5:05 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC renewed the licence of OUTtv Network Inc. for five years...

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 internet advertising, a new study by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre maintains. The consumer...

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....

CRTC seeks to confirm Rogers-Shaw deal on cable lines

telecom | 08/12/2022 2:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to confirm that they have...

Big 3 fight back against ISED’s efforts to protect wholesale regime

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Submissions to the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

OneSoccer demands carriage on Rogers

telecom | 08/10/2022 4:22 pm EDT

An independent soccer channel is petitioning the CRTC to force Rogers Communications Inc. to carry its...

PIAC, CNOC detail disclosure request on Rogers outage 

telecom | 08/08/2022 6:54 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to mandate that...

PIAC, pensioners want cabinet to overturn CRTC’s CBC licence renewal

Media | 08/05/2022 3:45 pm EDT

The National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

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...

Bell revenues up, profits down as company releases Q2 numbers

telecom | 08/04/2022 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced revenues of $5.86 billion for the second quarter of 2022 Thursday, a jump of 2.9 per cent over the figures for a year ago. Net earnings declined 10.9 per cent over the same period, to $654 million. Bell attributed the fall to higher expenses, higher...

Consults on antenna systems must be done in both official languages, ISED determines

telecom | 08/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Canadians will be able to participate in public consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems in the official language of their choice, after the Department of...

Bell, Rogers and TV creators triumph over pirates

Media | 08/03/2022 5:25 pm EDT

A consortium of broadcasters and rights-holders have won an opening salvo of a fight against a television...

Parties may request additional disclosure from Rogers on outage: CRTC

telecom | 07/28/2022 5:57 pm EDT

The CRTC has said it may ask for additional information from Rogers Communications Inc. on the July 8 nationwide outage that the commission is...

Rogers profit soars based off roaming and subscriber adds in second quarter

Media | 07/27/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a soaring profit margin for the...

After outage, Rogers vows to separate wireless and wireline networks; critics not impressed with CRTC response

Media | 07/25/2022 7:45 pm EDT

The July 8 nationwide Rogers Communications Inc. outage that was described as both "unprecedented" by Rogers executives and "unacceptable" by a senior government minister will...

Rogers appoints new CTO weeks after national outage

telecom | 07/21/2022 12:52 pm EDT

Rogers Communication Inc. has appointed Ron McKenzie, the company’s former president of Rogers for...

INDU to hold hearings into Rogers outage, CIRA backs full public hearing at CRTC

telecom | 07/15/2022 5:20 pm EDT

The House of Commons Industry committee will launch hearings into the...

CRTC demands answers on Rogers outage

telecom | 07/12/2022 4:57 pm EDT

In an uncommonly strongly worded letter, the CRTC has asked Rogers Communications Inc. to provide a broad...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne...

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...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs available for in-footprint coverage gaps, arguing that the order is harming competition by mandating Bell, Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. to make the revised changes in its wholesale...

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...

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 to control botnets that threaten Canadians’ internet security. It established the guiding principles for the framework and required a detailed set of recommendations from the CRTC Interconnection...

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...

ILECs and CLECs spar over telecom fees amendments

telecom | 06/10/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Cogeco Inc. are among competitors protesting proposed changes to the...

CRTC denies Bell’s review and vary on toll-trunk tariff language

telecom | 06/09/2022 12:58 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a request from BCE Inc. to stay a 2021 commission order...

Building owner ordered to give Rogers access to Toronto facility

telecom | 06/08/2022 2:53 pm EDT

The CRTC gave Rogers Communications Inc. permission Wednesday to access a...

Rogers, Telus, want CRTC to deny TekSavvy TPIA tariff changes 

telecom | 06/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are asking the CRTC to deny a...

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 Wireless from Shaw Communications Inc. as part of a divestiture of assets from the proposed takeover...

Rogers-Shaw deal on hold until Competition Tribunal proceeding

Media | 05/30/2022 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an...

Stakeholder reaction to CRTC policy direction mixed

telecom | 05/27/2022 5:33 pm EDT

Amongst those independent internet service providers (ISPs) who had been pleading with the federal...

Gov. issues new CRTC policy direction with guidance for wholesale regime

telecom | 05/26/2022 4:02 pm EDT

The federal government is seeking to issue a new policy direction to the...

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 Communications Inc. to the Competition Tribunal to block the merger of the companies, conversation on what will be required to get the deal done has shifted to whether or not a network sharing agreement is a...

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...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Telus backs Rogers paper billing cost complaint against Bell

telecom | 05/19/2022 4:11 pm EDT

After Rogers Communications Inc. complained to the CRTC that it had...

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...

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...

Rogers seeks review and vary of paper bills costs decision

telecom | 05/16/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to review and vary a costs...

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...

“A very strong opening” to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisor

Media | 05/12/2022 5:49 pm EDT

The recent move by Canada's competition watchdog to block the pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc by Rogers Communications Inc. shows that the bureau is "aiming...

BREAKING: Freedom Mobile divestiture not good enough in Rogers-Shaw merger: Comp. Bureau

telecom | 05/10/2022 6:50 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has presented its case to the Competition Bureau that any divestiture of Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets will not be an adequate remedy for...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

Tories denounce Bill C-11 while Bloc defends it

Media | 05/06/2022 4:08 pm EDT

Debate continued in the House of Commons Thursday on the Online Streaming Act, known as Bill C-11. Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs were the speakers.They took opposite approaches to the bill. The Tories worry about censorship and government overreach while the...

TekSavvy calls for TPIA tariff changes to stop delayed access to new offerings

telecom | 05/03/2022 5:13 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is asking the CRTC to speed up the regulatory...

Iristel petitions cabinet to overturn CRTC traffic simulation findings

telecom | 05/02/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. filed a petition to the governor in council to vary a decision...

Hydro Ottawa reenters telecom market with Hiboo Networks

telecom | 04/28/2022 6:11 pm EDT

Hydro Ottawa is returning to the telecom market with the launch of Hiboo...

Telus wants CRTC to reclassify small ILECs for NG911 service, asks for suspension of funding consult

telecom | 04/28/2022 5:16 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is asking the CRTC to reclassify small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs)  as originating...

Singh calls for halt of Rogers-Shaw merger, PIAC appeals to cabinet

Media | 04/27/2022 4:38 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

telecom | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc., and recent inflation, are “significant...

Rogers boss won’t confirm Xplornet ‘rumours’

Media | 04/20/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri declined to comment on what...

Beanfield wants CRTC to expand scope in Toronto MDU proceeding

telecom | 04/19/2022 4:41 pm EDT

In replies to one of a number of disputes before the CRTC about access to...

Shaw revenues dip in second quarter results

telecom | 04/13/2022 12:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced a fall in revenues and earnings for the second quarter of 2022, the...

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 wants info on Yorkville MDU

telecom | 04/11/2022 4:05 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking a number of internet service providers (ISPs) to confirm whether or not they are providing services in a Toronto multi-dwelling unit (MDU).  In a Friday letter to its distribution list, the CRTC asked a number of different ISPs to confirm whether or not they are providing any copper wire and fibre-based services to residents at the building in the Yorkville area of Toronto; detail how many customers the ISPs have in the building and whether they are residential or business customers. The regulator also...

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...

Telecom complaints down by 26 per cent according to CCTS report

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:50 pm EDT

Telecom complaints fell by 26 percent in six months while disclosure issues...

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...

Panelists tell government to reform the CRTC

Media | 03/30/2022 7:14 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que.--The CRTC came in for a drubbing at two panels Wednesday at the annual conference of the...

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...

Rogers and Ericsson combine for standalone 5G network

telecom | 03/28/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Monday Rogers Communications Inc. announced it was partnering with Ericsson AB on rolling out Canada’s first standalone 5G network. The Toronto-based telecom had earlier deployed the country’s first standalone 5G core and...

CRTC to forbear from regulating IXPL services on 12 additional routes

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange private line (IXPL) services that it is forbearing from regulation. In a decision released Friday,...