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Internet speeds beating benchmarks: CRTC

telecom | 03/31/2016 10:45 pm EDT

The majority of broadband wireline Internet services sold to Canadian homes meet or exceed their advertised speeds, suggest the preliminary findings of a CRTC-commissioned study on broadband Internet performance. "Based on the preliminary findings, Canadians are receiving the broadband speeds they are paying for," CRTC chairperson Jean-Pierre Blais said in a press release, adding that the project provided the regulator with "information that will help improve broadband policy." A public hearing on basic telecommunications services begins April 11. All of the main...

CRTC to release ISP performance results in spring

telecom | 11/18/2015 4:31 pm EST

The CRTC said Wednesday it will, in spring 2016, release a preliminary report on the results of an ongoing study of the broadband performance of various Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs). The regulator said in a press release that it will collect data from whiteboxes installed in the homes of 4,500 participants that were selected from about 28,000 Canadians who showed an interest in measuring their Internet performance. Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., BCE Inc., Quebecor Inc.’s, Telus Corp., Manitoba Telecommunications Services...

Rogers includes NHL streaming, Shomi with new Internet packages

telecom | 03/04/2015 9:50 pm EST

On Wednesday Rogers Communications Inc. announced a new brand of broadband Internet, Ignite, that comes bundled with subscriptions to two of Rogers' online video-streaming services. The company...