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TekSavvy and Rogers reach agreement in copper decommissioning dispute

telecom | 06/14/2024 4:20 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. have settled their dispute over the incumbent’s plans to upgrade its facilities in two Toronto buildings, a move that...

CRTC asks Rogers to maintain service for TekSavvy in decommissioning dispute

telecom | 06/03/2024 12:29 pm EDT

The CRTC has requested Rogers Communications Inc. maintain service for TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in two Toronto buildings until it can make a decision on the incumbent’s plans to replace its network...

CRTC denies expedited decision on Big Three’s FTTP wholesale access

telecom | 05/06/2024 7:28 pm EDT

Friday the CRTC denied an application by several stakeholders for an...

CRTC told not to grant FTTP access to big telecoms

telecom | 04/22/2024 6:25 pm EDT

A wealth of intervenors have told the CRTC that the large established telecoms should not be allowed to...

UPDATED: CRTC orders Cogeco to maintain TekSavvy’s access to facilities

telecom | 04/09/2024 1:15 pm EDT

The CRTC has ordered Cogeco Inc. to maintain TekSavvy Solutions Inc.’s...

Reseller market is healthy, incumbents tell CRTC internet hearing

telecom | 02/15/2024 1:39 pm EST

Two large incumbent telecoms told the CRTC that broadband resellers are not...

Cogeco defends infrastructure upgrade amid TekSavvy dispute

telecom | 02/13/2024 4:58 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. is adamantly defending its right to upgrade infrastructure for the benefit of its customers in response to TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s recent Part 1 application regarding decommissioning its coaxial facilities. Cogeco argued that transitioning from coaxial to...

Court denies stay in Bell vs CRTC case

telecom | 02/12/2024 4:40 pm EST

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed BCE Inc.’s motion for a stay against the CRTC’s decision to...

TekSavvy challenges Cogeco’s network changes 

telecom | 01/10/2024 4:57 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. lodged a formal Part 1 complaint with the CRTC against Cogeco Inc., to address...

TekSavvy wants access to MDU building in Chatham-Kent

telecom | 09/21/2023 5:41 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC requesting that a real estate...

CRTC denies TekSavvy application alleging undue preference from Rogers-Quebecor OTAs

telecom | 09/15/2023 5:20 pm EDT

The CRTC denied an application brought forward by TekSavvy Solutions Inc....

TekSavvy resolves access problem in Chatham Ont.

telecom | 09/11/2023 3:26 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has settled a dispute over access to a building in Chatham Ont. The company filed...

TekSavvy files Part 1 application over property in Chatham Ont.

telecom | 08/11/2023 4:59 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has become the latest CLEC calling on the CRTC to...

Broadband interventions begin to flow into CRTC

Internet and Governance | 07/21/2023 3:48 pm EDT

The CRTC has published some of the interventions for its proceeding into the Broadband Fund. Most of the...

Telecom sector seeing revenue increase: CRTC telecom report

telecom | 06/20/2023 5:24 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The CRTC has issued its annual telecommunications survey for 2021. Coming out of the pandemic shutdown, the numbers are generally good. The sector experienced a 3.4 per cent jump in total revenues that year, as opposed to the 1.4 per cent decline posted in 2020. That 2020 fall was the largest ever recorded in the Communications Market Reports (CMR). The only other decrease was in 2002 when the dot-com bubble burst.  The chief factor in the 2021 increase was the...

Incumbents oppose CRTC’s expedited review of FTTP access

telecom | 06/09/2023 9:55 am EDT

Incumbent carriers are opposed to the expedited review of the CRTC’s...

Wholesale-based ISPs back Quebecor’s fibre complaint against Bell

Internet and Governance | 04/05/2023 3:48 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) and TekSavvy Solutions...

Shaw defends off-tariff agreements, Telus calls for review in TekSavvy complaint 

telecom | 02/23/2023 12:11 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has argued that the type of off-tariff-agreement...

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choice

Media | 01/26/2023 11:48 am EST

All eyes are on Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, who is the last line of defense for opponents of the pending merger between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. “It's going to wind up like an albatross -- an albatross around one’s...

TekSavvy application: a test for new-look CRTC and competition landscape?

telecom | 01/24/2023 12:18 pm EST

Is last week's Part 1 application from TekSavvy Solutions Inc. a last minute, Hail Mary pass attempt at blocking the all-but assured blockbuster merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Rogers-Quebecor TPIA arrangements in Shaw merger violate Telecom Act: TekSavvy to CRTC

telecom | 01/19/2023 3:00 pm EST

One of Canada’s largest wholesale-based internet...

TekSavvy calls on government to disallow Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 01/10/2023 3:23 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is calling on the Minister of Innovation François-Philippe Champagne to block the proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc. In a Tuesday...

CRTC grants Cogeco five new speed tiers

telecom | 01/09/2023 4:34 pm EST

In a Monday decision, the CRTC approved five new disaggregated Ethernet passive optical network...

CRTC approves interim rates for Rogers 1.5 Gbps aggregated TPIA service speed

telecom | 01/04/2023 4:54 pm EST

The CRTC approved, on an interim basis, a monthly rate of $49.06 for Rogers...

Vicky Eatrides appointed new CRTC chair; consumer advocates pleased

Media | 12/19/2022 4:08 pm EST

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez Monday morning announced the...

CanWISP worried ISED proposals will reduce rural connectivity

Media | 12/01/2022 7:04 pm EST

"Stringent" limitations proposed for the non-competitive licensing (NCL)...

Hockey broadcasters win fresh site-blocking order

Media | 11/23/2022 7:43 am EST

The start of another hockey season brings another federal court site-blocking order for a trio of telecom companies and sports broadcasters.  In a court order issued Monday, Justice Jocelyne Gagné granted BCE Inc.,  Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc. and...

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...

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...

TekSavvy wants concrete actions in CRTC policy direction, PIAC argues for directive language

telecom | 07/20/2022 5:13 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) says the government’s proposed new policy direction for the  CRTC is “severely out of touch” with the competition issues...

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...

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...

Integrity Commissioner refers TekSavvy’s Scott complaint to Ethics Commissioner 

Media | 05/05/2022 3:20 pm EDT

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday...

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...

CRTC approves, with changes, Shaw’s 1500 wholesale service

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC approved an application by Shaw Communications Inc. to...

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....

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 morning dismissed a last effort by TekSavvy Solutions Inc. to challenge Canada's first-ever...

TekSavvy asks for investigation by Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of CRTC comish

telecom | 03/02/2022 6:09 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the Office of...

CRTC rejects CNOC request for Scott’s recusal

telecom | 02/16/2022 11:07 am EST

The CRTC has decided that it will not consider a request from the Competitive Network Operators of Canada...

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),...

CRTC approves wholesale high-speed access tier for Shaw

telecom | 12/10/2021 3:40 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. was given approval by the CRTC Friday for a new...

CRTC approves Rogers new wholesale high-speed access service tier, ignores TekSavvy wholesale customer concerns

telecom | 11/24/2021 3:58 pm EST

The CRTC approved on an interim basis a proposal by Rogers Communications Inc. to introduce a new wholesale high-speed access (HSA) service tier to its access services tariff...

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...

Bell, Rogers, Quebecor apply for extended site-blocking in GoldTV

Media | 10/26/2021 9:30 am EDT

A trio of Canada's biggest broadcasters has asked the Federal Court for a...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the...

Petitions to overturn recent CRTC decisions gaining steam

telecom | 09/23/2021 7:09 pm EDT

Days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won another minority government...

New ‘dynamic’ site-blocking needs new safeguards: CIPPIC 

Media | 09/22/2021 5:56 pm EDT

The site-blocking order that will block a rolling list of pirate streaming...

Appeal of CRTC reversal of wholesale rates to go ahead in federal court

telecom | 09/15/2021 9:46 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal will take up TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

After Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from...

TekSavvy raising home internet plan fees

telecom | 08/25/2021 5:31 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is hiking fees for some customers of its residential internet service by a few...

National Capital FreeNet asks gov. to reverse CRTC wholesale rates decision  

telecom | 08/25/2021 5:09 pm EDT

An Ottawa-area internet service provider has added its voice to those asking the government to overturn the CRTC's decision to revert rates for wholesale-based internet service providers (ISPs) to 2016 interim levels.  In a petition to the Governor in Council filed Wednesday, National Capital FreeNet Inc. argues the decision "does not promote competition, affordability, or consumer interests, as ordered in the 2019 Policy Direction, but instead actively inhibits these goals, while...

The Wire Report’s guide to the 2021 federal election 

Media | 08/17/2021 2:35 pm EDT

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally called Sunday for a...

TekSavvy’s wholesale appeal uses failed incumbent arguments from 2019: Bell

telecom | 08/09/2021 5:41 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s arguments in its June challenge to the CRTC's...

Companies must negotiate with Bell for MDU fibre IBW access or install their own, CRTC decides

telecom | 07/27/2021 7:24 pm EDT

Companies using BCE’s Inc.’s fibre in-building...

Bell says permanent approval of call blocking ‘is overwhelmingly in the public interest’

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:46 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is urging the CRTC to give it permanent...

CNOC petitions gov on wholesale rates

telecom | 07/15/2021 5:42 pm EDT

Fed up with the CRTC's May decision to overturn its 2019 decision on wholesale internet access rates, the Competitive Network Operators of Canada is turning to the federal government for help.  In a petition to the Governor in Council filed Thursday, the trade group --...

TekSavvy wants regulatory framework before Bell permanently implements AI call blocking

telecom | 07/14/2021 6:23 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is recommending that the...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever ‘dynamic’ site-blocking order

Media | 07/08/2021 6:22 pm EDT

Nearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever...

GoldTV blocking order survives TekSavvy appeal

Media | 05/26/2021 6:41 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order to stand,...

Quebec Appeal Court upholds decision finding Quebec site blocking law unconstitutional 

telecom | 05/14/2021 5:10 pm EDT

Quebec’s Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the province’s attorney general over its desire to have telecoms block access to illegal gambling sites.  In July...

Telecoms emphasize concerns, support for CRTC’s botnet blocking proposal

telecom | 05/06/2021 7:19 pm EDT

Canada’s big-three telecoms are doubling down on their assertions that...

Feds considering site-blocking proposal

Media | 04/14/2021 6:20 pm EDT

The federal government has launched a consultation document to solicit feedback on whether or not it...

CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based...

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...

Quebecor would buy Freedom, but only with spectrum: PKP

telecom | 03/31/2021 6:21 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has indicated that, should the Competition Bureau force Rogers Communications Inc. to spin-off Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets as part of its regulatory approval of the Rogers-Shaw merger, Quebecor would be open to purchasing it, provided it came...

Focus on competition at ‘day of action’ following Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 03/16/2021 6:10 pm EDT

As news of Roger’s Communications Inc.’s deal to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. sparks discussions on what it may mean for the wireless market in Canada, advocates say competition and other...

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge 

telecom | 02/25/2021 5:46 pm EST

As the Supreme Court of Canada  dismissed an incumbent challenge to an...

Incumbents push back on interim fibre resale rates proposal

telecom | 02/12/2021 5:11 pm EST

The request from the Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) for the...

Northern TPIA access for SSi should be expedited: competitors 

telecom | 02/10/2021 4:35 pm EST

The CRTC should move quickly to set wholesale prices in the North for SSi Canada's access to BCE Inc.’s Northwestel, according to an intervention by TekSavvy Solutions Inc.  In an intervention...

Rogers pandemic ITMP policy ‘vague’ but does not discriminate, CRTC says

telecom | 01/11/2021 6:13 pm EST

There is insufficient evidence Rogers Communications Inc.'s pandemic-driven internet traffic management policy (ITMP) disproportionally affects wholesale end users, but at the same time the company must disclose more information about the practice in order to comply with regulatory requirements, the CRTC rules in a decision released Monday.  "The pandemic may have been seen, at the outset, as an emergency situation necessitating the application of a temporary ITMP to address network capacity...

CRTC to track wholesale quality of service in 2022

telecom | 01/04/2021 6:03 pm EST

The CRTC is giving incumbent telecom companies that provide wholesale high speed internet access a year...

Policy impacts of CRTC wholesale rates outside SCC purview: TekSavvy, CNOC

telecom | 12/07/2020 6:29 pm EST

The Supreme Court appeal incumbent telecoms filed in November amounts to...

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...

TekSavvy asks for judicial review of CRTC wholesale rate stay

telecom | 10/29/2020 1:32 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to review the CRTC's Sept. 28 decision to grant a request from incumbents for a fresh stay on the implementation of the lower wholesale...

CRTC hears differing pitches to fix lagging disaggregated regime

telecom | 10/13/2020 6:04 pm EDT

In order to make its disaggregated wholesale regime work, the CRTC should...

Rogers still too vague about its use of ITMPs: TekSavvy

telecom | 10/02/2020 4:02 pm EDT

In an ongoing dispute between Rogers Communications Inc. and some of its third party internet access (TPIA) wholesale customers over COVID-19-related internet traffic management practices (ITMPs),...

TekSavvy will count bills from Bell, Rogers against debts until it receives retroactive payments

telecom | 09/25/2020 5:10 pm EDT

Beginning with its next invoice, TekSavvy Solutions Inc. will not be paying its wholesale fees to BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. as invoiced, instead "setting off...

Bell says TPIA delays are Videotron’s fault

telecom | 09/24/2020 5:34 pm EDT

In response to a complaint to the CRTC from Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron that BCE Inc. was unduly delaying Videotron's arrival in the Abitibi region, Bell subsidiary Cablevision du Nord says the delay is Videotron's fault.  In a...

Bell argues site-blocking doesn’t need CRTC approval

Media | 09/04/2020 5:18 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to throw out an appeal of Canada's first ever site-blocking court order, saying that TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s appeal of the order is grounded in "policy reasons." "Be that as it may, the Order appealed from is well-founded in fact and law, and it must therefore stand," Bell argues in a Sep. 2 submission to the court.  At issue in the appeal, first filed by TekSavvy in November 2019, is whether or not site-blocking is an available solution to the issue of piracy under the Copyright Act. TekSavvy had also initially argued in its November...

CNOC argues Cabinet’s wholesale decision has no bearing on court appeal

telecom | 08/26/2020 4:35 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s submission to the Federal Court of Appeal -- in which it argued the federal Cabinet's decision that the wholesale internet rates set by the CRTC were low enough to stifle network investment...

TekSavvy argues court should ignore cabinet’s wholesale rates decision

telecom | 08/25/2020 5:18 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to ignore the language of a recent cabinet decision declaring that the CRTC's wholesale rates were too low to encourage network...

Bell tells court cabinet decision on wholesale ‘vindicates’ its concerns

telecom | 08/20/2020 5:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and a coalition of cable companies have submitted letters to the...

Bell bringing cabinet’s wholesale appeal response to Federal Court

telecom | 08/17/2020 7:56 pm EDT

Lawyers representing BCE Inc. have asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to...

Network outage impacts services in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 08/06/2020 6:52 pm EDT

A network outage left wireless, internet and TV customers in Ontario and Quebec without service for about 45 minutes on Thursday. Consumers, mostly with BCE Inc., began reporting the outage on social media soon after 12 p.m. A Bell spokesperson said in an email that the outage affected wireless, internet and TV services to “varying degrees” in parts of eastern Ontario and Quebec. The outage had been resolved by about 1:15 p.m.  “Our engineers are still investigating the cause of the network failure and to what extent services were disrupted in different locations,” a Bell...

CIRA, CIPPIC, BCCLA intervene in site-blocking case

telecom | 08/04/2020 5:07 pm EDT

In a much-watched appeal of Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order, three separate opponents of the order have filed two interventions asking the Federal Court of Appeal to strike down the order.  In the first of the...

Most telecoms say no need for paper billing rules

telecom | 07/06/2020 5:19 pm EDT

Telecoms and broadcasters have overwhelmingly urged the CRTC not to intervene in billing practices, arguing billing formats act as “competitive differentiators,” while the majority of public submissions call for the CRTC to...

Telecoms end overage fees suspension

telecom | 07/02/2020 4:52 pm EDT

Major Canadian telecoms have ended one of their major relief measures for Canadians who suddenly shifted...

Bell was previously in favour of retroactive payments, TekSavvy argues

telecom | 06/26/2020 8:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s argument that retroactive payments mandated by the CRTC in its August wholesale rate decision are an unconstitutional tax is a "disguised attack" on the "entire rate setting regime" laid...

TekSavvy argues Rogers unfairly applying ITMP

telecom | 06/10/2020 4:12 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the CRTC to force Rogers Communications Inc. to stop applying an...

Wholesale rates stay ‘forces’ Distributel to apply temporary surcharge

telecom | 06/03/2020 3:18 pm EDT

Distributel Communications Ltd. will charge a “very small” number of customers a $5 temporary surcharge on each internet bill, due to a legal challenge against last year’s wholesale rates...

SaskTel to resume charging overage fees on June 9

telecom | 05/29/2020 2:13 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. will become the second Canadian telecom to resume charging overage fees to home internet customers who go over their data caps, with the company announcing it will end the COVID-19...

Wholesale rate appeal to go ahead in June via video conference

telecom | 05/25/2020 6:05 pm EDT

A Federal Court of Appeal judge has rejected the argument made by the incumbent telecom companies last week that their appeal of the CRTC's wholesale broadband rates decision is too complicated to be...

Companies behind site-blocking order want interventions limited

telecom | 05/22/2020 5:05 pm EDT

In an ongoing appeal of Canada's first-ever site-blocking order, BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc. are asking a judge to either throw out or limit the scope of submissions from a collection of organizations seeking to intervene in the proceeding.  In a motion filed with the Federal Court of Appeal on May 20, lawyers representing the three companies have asked the court to reject or limit motions for leave to intervene from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa,...