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Household spending on telecom services up 2%: CRTC

Media | 08/16/2018 5:30 pm EDT

Canadian households spent an average of $222.83 a month on communications services in 2016, the CRTC said in a report released Thursday. That’s a two per cent increase, or $4.41, from the previous year, higher than the 1.4 per cent inflation rate, it said in the report....

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...

CRTC adds wholesale internet to quality of service regime

telecom | 04/13/2018 5:34 pm EDT

The rules governing quality of wholesale services provided by large...

Low-cost data plans ‘superior alternative’ to WiFi-first MVNOs: Scott

telecom | 03/22/2018 4:23 pm EDT

Having facilities-based carriers offer low-cost data-only plans is a better way to fulfill the government’s goals of more affordable wireless options for consumers than mandating roaming access by...

Joly’s cultural policy continues drawing mixed reaction

Media | 09/29/2017 5:20 pm EDT

Various groups praised the promised investment in production and promotion...

Bains tells CRTC to reconsider MVNO rules

telecom | 06/05/2017 1:51 pm EDT

TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is directing the CRTC to reconsider a March decision in...

Reddit reaction to differential pricing overwhelmingly critical

Media | 09/30/2016 8:07 pm EDT

Users of Reddit Inc.’s website have largely railed against differential pricing in a discussion initated by the CRTC, with an overwhelming number of comments on the social platform expressing concern about the practice, which allows providers to exempt some services from counting towards a customer’s data allotment. The CRTC asked Reddit users in the /r/Canada forum to submit answers to questions about the benefits of the practice, concerns they have about it, whether those concerns outweigh the benefits and how the commission should regulate it. The commission said “every...