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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 award flowing from a decision on paper bills to consumers. The original decision came in February with the awards being announced a week later. “Rogers is not disputing the final amounts awarded to...

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 stage” that the company will change its business model from a facilities-based to an MVNO-based...

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...

Comp. Bureau moves to block Rogers-Shaw merger; Quebecor “has apparently entered the process”: analyst

Media | 05/09/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has filed an application with the Competition Tribunal seeking a "full block" of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers...

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....

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...

Big 3 oppose Wireless Code CRTC intervention for cancellation fees, PIAC supports it 

telecom | 04/22/2022 4:23 pm EDT

Incumbent telecoms are reacting strongly to a preliminary finding by the CRTC that the regulator will peg the early cancellation fees (ECFs) on certain mobile devices to the...

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...

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 intervener in a CRTC proceeding that supports a Toronto-based attorney’s request to consider whether...

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...

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 first standalone device certification. “This milestone underscores our ongoing leadership in 5G and will bring immediate benefits to customers by increasing coverage, scalability and availability and improving network response times, enabling a...

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...

CRTC won’t order Bragg to relocate its TPIA point of interconnection

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:17 pm EDT

The commission denied an application by City Wide Communications Inc....

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw...

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...

NDP still committed to telecom affordability, despite absence in confidence and supply agreement

telecom | 03/23/2022 6:37 pm EDT

On the heels of its announcement this week of a confidence-and-supply agreement with the Liberals that will see the current government continue through 2025, the NDP has said...

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, civil groups, say CRTC should remove Russian state-owned channels from airwaves

Media | 03/09/2022 4:27 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and civil organizations...

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...

Court rejects Iristel attempt to overturn CRTC decision in traffic stimulation case

telecom | 03/08/2022 4:06 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected an application by Iristel Inc. to...

UPDATED: Champagne to deny ‘wholesale’ transfer of spectrum from Shaw to Rogers

telecom | 03/03/2022 5:10 pm EST

Updated on March 3 at 5:46 p.m. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has indicated that his department will not allow the "wholesale transfer" of spectrum owned...

Delay 3,800 Mhz auction until altimeter issues resolved, Sasktel tells ISED

telecom | 03/03/2022 9:52 am EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has a “simple”...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

CRTC approves 911 location technology implementation, denies Bell rate range

telecom | 02/25/2022 4:39 pm EST

On Friday, the CRTC approved recommendations from the Emergency Services...

CRTC approves annual digital media survey, elects to keep data secret 

Media | 02/23/2022 4:59 pm EST

After long consultation, the CRTC on Wednesday approved the establishment of an annual digital media survey. Under the regulations, all digital media broadcast undertakings (DMBUs) operating in whole or in part in Canada will be required to file information on their activities.  The regime had its genesis in 2018 when Cabinet asked the regulator for a report on future...

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...

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),...

Competition Bureau recommends overhaul of competition law

Media | 02/08/2022 5:47 pm EST

In reviewing mergers and acquisitions Canada's Competition Act should do...

CRTC orders Bell to stop service in Saint John MDU until Rogers gains access

telecom | 02/08/2022 2:55 pm EST

The CRTC denied BCE Inc. the right to market to tenants in a multi-dwelling...

ISED touts lower wireless bills, lobby group says gov. using backward looking targets

telecom | 01/28/2022 4:47 pm EST

The Government of Canada said it has delivered on...

Staffieri not pleased with cable, Rogers’ profit dip in first quarterly report as CEO

Media | 01/27/2022 5:58 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a 10 per cent decline in profits for the three months ending on Dec. 31, and expressed disappointment in its cable division’s performance...

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...

Give feds more powers over passive infrastructure: C.D. Howe Institute

telecom | 01/17/2022 5:22 pm EST

The federal government should have more control over passive infrastructure to facilitate the rollout of 5G internet, the C.D. Howe Institute said.  In a report issued in mid-January, a trio of...

Cogeco more interested in MVNO than Freedom

Media | 01/14/2022 5:04 pm EST

The addition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile brand, should Shaw be forced to sell it off by...

CRTC orders apartment owner to permit Rogers access

telecom | 01/14/2022 5:03 pm EST

The CRTC has told a Saint John, New Brunswick real estate developer he must offer “timely access” for...

Commission approves POI removal, declines to mandate aggregated regime for Quebec-based Bell subsidiary 

telecom | 01/12/2022 5:21 pm EST

The CRTC Wednesday approved a request from BCE Inc. subsidiary Câblevision du nord de Québec to remove a point of interconnection (POI) in the city of Témiscaming,...

Shaw reports $33M increase in profit for Q1 2022

Media | 01/12/2022 4:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. saw a 20.2 per cent increase in its net earnings this quarter, jumping from $163...

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...

Iristel takes CRTC traffic stimulation decision to Federal Court of Appeal

telecom | 01/05/2022 2:59 pm EST

While it is asking the CRTC for guidelines on how to comply with a recent...

867 traffic stimulation fight now focuses on conference calling

telecom | 01/04/2022 5:05 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has asked for guidance from the CRTC in seeking to comply with...

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...

CRTC denies French-language organization request to intervene late in Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 12/15/2021 4:53 pm EST

The CRTC denied a Quebec organization representing...

ISED approves Rogers spectrum subordination in Yukon

telecom | 12/15/2021 3:31 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved the subordination...

Interveners not swayed by Rogers-Shaw arguments at CRTC merger hearing

Media | 12/14/2021 6:04 pm EST

Numerous interveners of the CRTC's Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger hearing told the commission in Monday submissions that the incumbents haven't...

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...

Rogers keeps mum on post-ouster Natale consultation fee

Media | 11/30/2021 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.  has declined to adjust its calculation of the...

No evidence suggests foreign streamers will enter into exclusivity with Rogers, incumbent tells CRTC 

Media | 11/26/2021 5:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. executives told the CRTC that there is no evidence to suggest that its merger with Shaw Communications Inc. would result in content exclusivity with...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc....

Big three telecoms respond to ISED consultations

telecom | 11/18/2021 3:29 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released responses to its consultation on...

Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing now has ‘extra element of intrigue’: analyst

Media | 11/17/2021 11:49 am EST

The Tuesday night announcement of the departure of Rogers Communications...

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 sought to do away with any uncertainty about whether or not his company was ready to roll out in western Canada. He appeared to properly announce his company as a fourth...

CRTC denies request for delay in Roger-Shaw hearing

Media | 11/15/2021 9:56 am EST

The CRTC has denied a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Competitive pay-telephone service provider tells CRTC Bell should pay its bills

telecom | 11/08/2021 9:49 am EST

An Ontario-based pay-telephone owner and competitive pay-telephone service...

Edward Rogers “takes no joy” in B.C. court decision, keeping Natale around after CEO offered millions in severance

Media | 11/05/2021 5:31 pm EDT

Formerly ousted and now-reinstated Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) chairman plans to keep CEO and president Joe Natale in his position, after a Supreme Court of British...

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...

ISED approves Rogers subordinated spectrum licence to SSi Micro

telecom | 11/04/2021 4:18 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved to subdivide and subordinate spectrum licences in northern Quebec from Rogers Communications Canada Inc. to SSi Micro Ltd. In a...

CanCon rules need to be updated for new media landscape, conference hears

telecom | 11/03/2021 6:35 pm EDT

Canadian content should be better defined as we advance to a greater...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

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...

UPDATED: Board can’t change “at the stroke of a pen”: RCI    

Media | 11/01/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Lawyers for Edward Rogers are arguing that the recently ousted chairman of...

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...