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Conservatives call for universal rural broadband by 2021

telecom | 05/06/2020 6:45 pm EDT

Under a rural broadband policy platform put out for public consultation by the federal Conservatives, all Canadians would have access to internet service at the CRTC’s basic service standards by next year, a plan panned Wednesday by the Liberal government and the NDP as...

Telecoms say speed throttling doesn’t violate net neutrality

telecom | 08/06/2019 2:37 pm EDT

The big three telecoms are telling the CRTC that their practice of slowing data speeds down on the new "unlimited" plans after customers reach their data cap is not a violation of the regulator's policy on internet traffic management practices (ITMPs).  That ITMP...

Net neutrality issues will re-emerge with IoT: MEI

telecom | 05/03/2017 9:04 pm EDT

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will force a new perspective on net neutrality and zero-rating, a report from the Montreal Economic Institute argues. “The development of the Internet of Things will bring to the...

CRTC hears opposite takes on social benefits of zero-rating

Media | 11/03/2016 10:29 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The question of whether differential pricing practices (DPPs) can be used for socially beneficial purposes came up on the fourth day of the CRTC’s hearing on DPPs...

Keep broadband funding status quo: Quebecor

telecom | 04/28/2016 9:20 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — When it comes to funding broadband improvements, don’t “reinvent the wheel,” representatives from Quebecor Inc. told CRTC commissioners Thursday. “In our opinion, nothing would be...

Wireless code to apply to all consumer contracts June 3: court

telecom | 05/20/2015 12:48 am EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by wireless providers regarding the date by which the CRTC’s wireless code will apply to all consumer cellphone contracts. On Tuesday, the...