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Higher-speed internet plans more expensive in 2018: report

telecom | 12/21/2018 4:41 pm EST

The prices of higher-speed wireline internet plans increased last year, and while the prices of wireless services in Canada are falling, they remain more expensive than in other countries, according a new report released by Innovation Canada Friday afternoon. The annual...

Post budget, Liberal telecom policy remains unclear

telecom | 03/23/2016 11:03 pm EDT

The budget didn't offer many clues about the Liberals' telecommunications strategy, but that might in itself be a hint as to where the new government will go, according to experts. Unlike budgets from the previous Conservative government, which contained explicit references to increasing wireless competition and pushing for a fourth national carrier, Tuesday's financial plan didn't go much farther than highlighting a rural broadband program. Details for the five-year, $500 million fund will be revealed "in the coming months," according to the budget documents tabled...

Rights holders seek to double royalties for distant TV signals

Media | 11/24/2015 10:32 pm EST

OTTAWA — Rights holders of programming shown over distant TV signals are seeking to at least double the amount of money they receive from TV service providers, on a per subscriber basis, for...

Wireless price hikes affecting other telecom spending: report

Media | 07/09/2015 8:55 pm EDT

“Sharp” price hikes in wireless service over the past year are prompting people to reduce how much they spend on other telecommunications services, according to a Conference Board of...

Canadian telecom prices remain high in international comparisons: report

telecom | 06/18/2015 7:32 pm EDT

Prices of low-end wireless plans have continued to climb for the second year in a row, while Canada’s rates for broadband, wireless and bundled telecom services remain high compared to other...

New MTM report shows shrinking rate of TV subscriptions

Media | 03/05/2015 9:37 pm EST

New data shows an overall drop in the share of English Canadians subscribing to TV services over the last year. MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, released a report Thursday that showed the...

New entrants leading lower mobile phone and Internet prices, report says

Media | 07/04/2013 9:05 pm EDT

Canadians are paying less, on average, for their mobile phone, home Internet and mobile Internet services than last year, a new report released by Wall Communications Inc. said. The annual report, commissioned by the CRTC and Industry Canada, released by Wall Communications Thursday, said mobile phone services are priced “significantly” lower than they were last year, with new entrant carriers leading the way. “Canadian mobile wireless prices declined significantly in 2013,” the report said. “The decline in prices in 2013 continues the general downward trend in mobile wireless prices over the last five years.” According to the report, mobile phone...