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Local news funding needed in C-10: Bell

Media | 03/22/2021 6:07 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee hearings on the government's proposed update to the Broadcasting Act carries on, BCE Inc. told the committee in a Monday meeting that while it supports the bill, it needs a carve-out of funding for local news broadcasters.  Even...

Fraud, nuisance calls will ‘never go away’: CRTC chairman

Media | 03/10/2020 6:17 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Calls are only a part of the problem of nuisance and fraudulent communications in Canada, CRTC chairman Ian Scott told a Parliamentary committee Tuesday, while industry representatives said tackling the issue will require a multi-pronged approach.  During a...

No proven harm from differential pricing: Bell

Media | 11/01/2016 9:41 pm EDT

GATINEAU — The CRTC shouldn’t take the non-participation in this week’s hearing by content providers who might eventually benefit from zero-rating and other differential pricing practices as non-interest, a...

FTTH to cover 90% of Bell footprint in 10 years: Cope

Media | 11/12/2015 8:10 pm EST

BCE Inc. will cover about 90 per cent of its wireline footprint with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in a little less or a little more than a decade, though the issue of whether smaller Internet service providers will get mandated access...

Liberals’ infrastructure plans could extend to telecom: lawyer

Media | 11/12/2015 1:44 am EST

TORONTO — The newly elected Liberal government has indicated infrastructure will be a priority, and that could include telecom infrastructure, said lawyer Chris Tacit during a panel...

CRTC urged to look toward future on wireline regulation

telecom | 12/03/2014 8:44 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — On Wednesday, the first day of replies in the CRTC’s wholesale wireline hearing, the regulator was consistently asked to look to the future in determining how best to...

Telecoms square off on government intervention

telecom | 06/18/2014 1:01 am EDT

TORONTO — Canada’s biggest telecom companies faced off with one of their smaller rivals over the government’s approach to regulating the wireless industry at the Canadian Telecom Summit on Tuesday. Ted Woodhead, senior vice-president of government and regulatory affairs at Telus Corp., told the audience about the perils of government intervention seen in the European wireless market, a common theme mentioned by the other members of the panel from Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. Woodhead said the government is engaging in “unprecedented regulatory...