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Small ISPs welcome rollout of disaggregated wholesale regime

telecom | 08/29/2017 6:17 pm EDT

The CRTC kickstarted the industry’s move to a disaggregated wholesale wireline regime Tuesday, setting interim rates and giving wholesale fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) access to smaller providers in Ontario and Quebec, a decision that those companies say will allow them to...

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 positively by former colleagues who praised his experience and collegial style Tuesday, but his background...

How serious is the CRTC’s ‘unprecedented’ lack of commissioners?

Media | 07/10/2017 4:58 pm EDT

At the end of this week, following the departure of its vice-chairman of...

Peter Menzies leaving CRTC in July

Media | 06/27/2017 12:41 pm EDT

The CRTC’s vice-chairman of telecom, Peter Menzies, is leaving the CRTC nearly a year before the end of...

Judith LaRocque named acting CRTC chair for 4-month term

Media | 06/19/2017 5:52 pm EDT

Judith LaRocque has been appointed acting CRTC chairwoman for a four-month...

CRTC job postings extended

Media | 03/07/2017 7:51 pm EST

Four CRTC job postings have been extended for a second time, with prospective chairperson, vice-chairperson and regional commissioners having until March 15 to apply. The four jobs were first posted on the federal government’s appointment opportunities website in late January, with a deadline of Feb. 20. That deadline was pushed to March 6 and, on Tuesday, again extended...

CRTC jobs, vacant or not, posted

Media | 01/24/2017 10:50 pm EST

Heritage Canada has issued a series of help-wanted ads for the CRTC — including for the not-yet vacant position of chair. Four new job openings are now on the government’s appointments website for the roles of chair, vice-chair of broadcasting and two regional commissioners. Current chairman Jean-Pierre Blais’ five-year term is set to expire in June, though he has not publicly said whether he intends to seek a second term. The posting of Blais’ job shouldn’t be taken as proof that a decision has been made about his future, as under a new process everyone — including those who currently hold a post — must apply if they want to be considered, a spokesperson for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly told the Globe and Mail. Joly’s office did not respond to a request for comment from The Wire...

Address diversity gaps when filling CRTC roles, minister told

Media | 01/17/2017 9:52 pm EST

Filling all 13 spots allotted to CRTC commissioners could go a long way in addressing what some are calling decades of ongoing disparity between the demographics of those who make decisions about the...

CRTC to go ahead with French-language music review

Media | 12/02/2016 5:52 pm EST

The CRTC announced Thursday that it will go ahead with a hearing on rules governing French-language vocal music on commercial radio stations that had been postponed since last year. The commission is allowing parties,...

Bell Media ‘comfortable’ with Crave, president tells CRTC

Media | 11/29/2016 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. has to take both offensive and defensive positions when facing off against international competitors, the company told the CRTC Tuesday, as it took its...

Mandatory carriage for OMNI only option, Rogers tells CRTC panel

Media | 11/28/2016 10:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Rogers Communications Inc. said it understands the irony of asking for mandatory carriage for its proposed new regional OMNI service, but that it’s the only way...

Judith LaRocque named CRTC vice-chair of broadcasting

Media | 11/14/2016 6:24 pm EST

The CRTC has named Judith LaRocque its new vice-chairwoman of broadcasting, a year after the position was left open following the departure of Tom Pentefountas. According to an email sent to...