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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 broadband services at reduced rates. On Monday it unveiled the second leg of its Connecting Families...

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,...

ISED approves spectrum licence transfer in Northern Ontario

telecom | 03/11/2022 4:17 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has approved a transfer...

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 disappointed with CRTC SIM swap disclosure

telecom | 07/09/2021 4:59 pm EDT

Six months after it received a request to release the data it collects on a fraud process known as "SIM swapping," the CRTC yesterday sent a letter to parties involved in a proceeding on the matter saying that instances of the...

Accessibility reporting should apply to resellers: Bell, Shaw

Media | 04/06/2021 5:57 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are taking issue with TekSavvy...

CRTC seeks further information on telecoms’ paper billing practices

Media | 12/03/2020 3:15 pm EST

A CRTC consultation on paper billing practices in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors is continuing, with the commission requesting that all major companies respond to a series of questions about their provision of paper bills to customers.  The CRTC launched the consultation in March, with interventions and replies from most telecom and broadcast providers urging the commission not to intervene in their billing practices. However, a letter from the commission this week states...

Rogers further defends 36-month financing

telecom | 11/01/2019 5:19 pm EDT

The objection to the new phone financing plans from the likes of the Competition Bureau is based on an incorrect understanding of device financing arrangements, according to Rogers Communications Inc.’s reply in the CRTC’s...

Telecoms must hand over more detailed info to Comp Bureau

telecom | 08/06/2019 7:23 pm EDT

The CRTC has directed telecom companies to disclose an additional set of...

$10 fees on customer service tasks don’t violate Wireless Code: Bell, Telus

telecom | 05/03/2019 5:27 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp., and Shaw Communications Inc. have responded to the CRTC’s questions about $10 fees they charge for some customer service tasks. Telecom...

Bell opts out of 600 MHz, Rogers nabs 52 licenses for $1.7B

telecom | 04/10/2019 5:30 pm EDT

BCE Inc. was among three prospective applicants who didn’t grab licenses for the coveted 600 MHz spectrum, widely considered to be the last chance to get valuable low-band frequencies. The...

Cogeco won’t be among bidders for 600 MHz spectrum

telecom | 12/06/2018 6:29 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. isn’t among the list of participants in the 600 MHz auction, released by Innovation Canada...

ISED’s low-income internet program launches

telecom | 11/16/2018 1:20 pm EST

A government program intended to connect low-income families with affordable internet launched Friday....

TekSavvy tells CRTC about incumbents trying to ‘poach’ customers

telecom | 10/24/2018 6:17 pm EDT

GATINEAU — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. told the CRTC Wednesday that a sales...

CRTC to hold sales practices hearing in October

telecom | 07/16/2018 1:57 pm EDT

The CRTC will question telecoms about their sales practices at an October hearing in Gatineau, Que., the regulator said Monday as it launched a consultation. The proceeding is in response to an order by the federal government...

ISP coalition stands up to proposed hydro pole price

telecom | 03/22/2018 5:53 pm EDT

A coalition of internet service providers (ISPs) is taking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to task over a proposal to significantly raise the cost of hydro pole installation across the province, which they say will inevitably lead to a higher cost of internet service pushed on customers. Using a website dedicated to the issue, the Ontario Broadband Coalition (OCB) is arguing that the OEB’s proposed wireline pole attachment rate of $52 would “put in jeopardy the expansion of broadband across Ontario and could mean higher internet rates for families and businesses.” The rate increase...

CRTC grants telecoms Wireless Code extension

telecom | 02/21/2018 5:02 pm EST

The CRTC has told Telus Corp., Rogers Communications Inc. and TBayTel Inc. that they can have the extra time they requested in order to implement certain requirements of the Wireless Code. The two companies told the regulator...

Telus joins Rogers in Wireless Code extension ask

telecom | 11/20/2017 6:12 pm EST

Several telecoms are backing Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for an extension to implement certain...

TBayTel asks for 1-year extension for Wireless Code changes

telecom | 08/22/2017 12:56 pm EDT

The CRTC is seeking comment on whether it should grant regional...

CRTC allowing off-tariff GSM agreements, for now

telecom | 08/05/2016 8:50 pm EDT

The CRTC has determined that a hands-off approach to regulating roaming rates on GSM networks until it approves a final set of guidelines would not put smaller carriers in a negotiating disadvantage with larger ones. The...

Incumbents seek little change in domestic data roaming tariffs

telecom | 11/25/2015 11:06 pm EST

The domestic roaming rates for voice and text services BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. have asked the CRTC to implement are significantly lower than what they currently charge smaller carriers, while the prices the incumbents suggested for data roaming are largely in line with tariffs that are already in effect, and even slightly higher in the case of Bell and Rogers. The companies filed their proposed tariffs and supporting cost studies Monday, as part of the CRTC’s process to determine how much the three large wireless providers can charge smaller carriers...

Carriers ordered to comply in Apple competition case

Media | 06/19/2015 6:29 pm EDT

The Federal Court has ordered wireless carriers to provide information being asked for by the Competition Bureau as it looks into whether Apple Inc. engaged in anticompetitive practices related to sales of its iPhone. BCE Inc.,...

Quebecor adds spectrum, still non-committal on national expansion

telecom | 05/12/2015 2:43 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is still publicly sitting on the fence when it comes to expanding its wireless service throughout Canada despite bidding $187 million on 2500 MHz spectrum, including for licences outside...

CraveTV now available to SaskTel subscribers

Media | 05/07/2015 2:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday that its streaming service CraveTV will be available to subscribers of Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.'s MaxTV service on May 12. It added in a press release that small Ontario ...