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Give feds more powers over passive infrastructure: C.D. Howe Institute

telecom | 01/17/2022 5:22 pm EST

The federal government should have more control over passive infrastructure to facilitate the rollout of 5G internet, the C.D. Howe Institute said.  In a report issued in mid-January, a trio of attorneys from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP decries the provincial involvement in telecom deployment. To that end, Leslie Milton, Jay Kerr-Wilson and Paul Burbank made seven...

CRTC suspends consultation deadlines for ASL, LSQ interpretation

telecom | 05/21/2021 3:04 pm EDT

The CRTC is suspending all deadlines to submit public comments examining the offer and promotion of accessible wireless plans by wireless service providers after multiple groups requested the proposal be made accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In a Friday release, the commission stated it would suspend all deadlines so it can issue its call for comments in American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)  “so interested sign language users could better understand exactly what feedback and information the commission requires,” as requested by the Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf, and Ontario Association of the Deaf, in a letter signed April 22, 2021. The coalition of groups also...

Cogeco gets CRTC go-ahead for acquisition of RNC stations

Media | 10/11/2018 1:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Cogeco Inc. to purchase 10 radio stations from RNC Media Inc., it said in a decision Thursday. “The Commission considers that the RNC stations integrated into Cogeco could...

Senators asked to champion net neutrality in comms laws review

Media | 09/18/2018 6:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Lawmakers need to make net neutrality a major priority and...