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Canadian LEOs challenge SpaceX’s offering, Gov. subsidy

telecom | 05/16/2022 7:04 pm EDT

Players in the low-earth orbit satellite (LEOs) space are casting doubt on  Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) ability to perform in the Canadian market three days after the government announced that it would spend more than $1 million from the Universal...

CCSA backs Videotron’s Competition Bureau complaint over Bell structures

telecom | 10/02/2020 4:38 pm EDT

The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance has endorsed a complaint from Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to the Competition Bureau over delays to accessing BCE Inc. infrastructure in Quebec, writing in a Friday release that "the ability to attach high-speed fiber to such poles in an affordable and timely manner is critical to extending broadband to currently unserved or underserved Canadians." Videotron filed the complaint -- as well as a simultaneous lawsuit -- on Wednesday this week, after...

Former Freedom executives champion single MVNO model

telecom | 02/24/2020 6:05 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC should mandate a single provider to act as a certified MVNO throughout...

Internet code will indirectly tackle poor sales practices, CRTC chairman says

telecom | 07/31/2019 11:01 am EDT

CRTC chairman Ian Scott said the new internet code will address many of the...

Ensure ISPs don’t have to contribute money to CanCon: CCSA

Media | 10/23/2018 4:33 pm EDT

The Canadian Communications Systems Alliance (CCSA) is asking the Senate...

Court reversal of Wholesale Code to have little effect: CCSA

Media | 10/02/2018 5:09 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal said in a Monday decision that the CRTC lacks the jurisdiction to implement its Wholesale Code -- governing the business relationships between TV service providers and...

Experts to ‘find solutions’ in broadcast, telecom review: Joly

Media | 06/05/2018 8:10 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel appointed by the federal government to spearhead its review of the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act will have to figure out how to...

Report calls for ‘larger role’ for small rural broadband players

telecom | 04/17/2018 5:40 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The House of Commons standing committee on industry, science and...

House committee recommends rural broadband spending

telecom | 12/11/2017 5:10 pm EST

The House of Commons standing committee on finance presented its budgetary policy report Friday, which included a recommendation for funding to ensure high-speed internet is available across Canada. Recommendation 89 in the...

Lori Rosenberg to join CCSA as VP of contracts

Media | 10/05/2017 3:00 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable System Alliance (CCSA) said Thursday that Lori Rosenberg will join its executive team...

Ian Scott ‘collegial’ choice for new CRTC chair: former colleagues

Media | 07/18/2017 11:49 am EDT

The choice of Ian Scott as the new chairman of the CRTC was greeted...

CCSA leads lobbying after Hill visit

Media | 06/26/2017 2:55 pm EDT

Last month’s deluge of Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members on Parliament Hill for the...

Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PM

Media | 06/15/2017 4:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee recommendation to expand the five-per-cent contribution broadcast...

CCSA heads to the Hill to talk Wholesale Code, rural broadband

telecom | 05/09/2017 6:39 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) is hoping to build on what it calls a successful round of lobbying the federal government a year ago to have its concerns and ideas integrated...

CCSA leads March lobbying pack

Media | 04/21/2017 8:39 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) led the telecom field for lobbying the federal government in March, logging 15 communication reports for the month, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry. Those...

Jay Thomson to head CCSA

telecom | 01/10/2017 9:31 pm EST

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has named Jay Thomson as its new CEO. Thomson, who is currently the vice-president of broadcasting policy and regulatory affairs for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), will start effective Feb. 1, 2017, the CCSA said in a press release Tuesday. Thomson has also previously “held senior regulatory and policy positions” at Telus Corp., the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), according to the release. It said Thomson “is a well-known and highly respected national figure with an extensive track record as an association executive. Most importantly, Thomson has a deep expertise in strategic policy and regulatory affairs involving the CRTC, Internet policy, broadcasting and copyright issues.”...

Tap streaming services to fund Canadian productions: CMPA

Media | 05/22/2015 8:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Streaming video services like CraveTV and Shomi can and must be regulated as broadcasting entities in order to ensure funding for Canadian programming, the Canadian Media Production...