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Big Three united in call for scrapping CRTC pricing guarantee

telecom | 01/23/2020 5:01 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s push for the CRTC to remove a provision that would require wireless providers seeking funding under the $750-million Broadband Fund to make a pricing commitment has won the backing of Canada’s remaining Big Three providers. Telus Corp. and Rogers...

Gov’t denies SWIFT request to amend CRTC broadband fund

telecom | 07/15/2019 12:15 pm EDT

The federal government has declined an application by SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. asking for changes to the CRTC’s rural broadband fund. SWIFT -- a non-profit organization that plans to construct a fibre-optic broadband network across Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region -- asked the federal government to amend the fund by order-in-council last December. Among other requests, it wanted the government to remove restrictions on applications by municipalities and community-based intermediary organizations. “Rather than empowering underserved...

Broadband Fund applications call expected for late spring or early summer

telecom | 03/27/2019 10:56 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC is looking at a “late spring, early summer”...

Rural broadband, new tax rules among industry pre-budget asks

Media | 03/15/2019 5:55 pm EDT

As the Liberal government unveils its last budget before the upcoming...

ISED confirms work on releasing more specific broadband mapping data

telecom | 02/28/2019 3:45 pm EST

There is “general interest” at Innovation Canada in releasing more...

Stick to hexagons for broadband fund, PIAC and telecoms tell CRTC

telecom | 02/13/2019 3:07 pm EST

An application to relax eligibility requirements for the CRTC’s...

Utilities, cities clash with telecoms over infrastructure jurisdiction

telecom | 01/15/2019 7:35 pm EST

Electrical utilities and municipalities have arched their backs over various proposals to streamline or adjust regulatory jurisdiction when it comes to resolving disputes over...

SWIFT asks CRTC to review rural broadband fund eligibility

telecom | 12/20/2018 11:22 am EST

The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) project is...

SWIFT opens first project for bids

telecom | 07/13/2018 2:47 pm EDT

The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc.(SWIFT) project launched its first request for...