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Telus to keep no-overage plans — and subsidies

telecom | 07/03/2019 6:57 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is making its once promotional “no overage” wireless data plan options a permanent fixture and is allowing customers to finance any device for no cost upfront, though the new financing models still appear to include device subsidies, conditional on the phone...

FairPlay meeting with legal staff, not commissioners: CRTC

Media | 05/17/2018 6:57 pm EDT

An anti-internet piracy coalition did not end up meeting with CRTC commissioners but it did meet with commission lawyers, representatives of the CRTC and BCE Inc. said after documents revealed that the coalition tried to organize such a meeting in July 2017. In January...

Big three unveil low-cost, data only plans to criticism

telecom | 04/25/2018 6:08 pm EDT

Canada’s big three wireless carriers have responded to the CRTC’s...

Bell restores internet service in Labrador after outage

telecom | 08/25/2017 4:20 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s internet service is back up and running in Labrador after an internet service outage Friday, Bell spokesman Marc Choma confirmed. He said in an email late Friday afternoon...

Kurt Eby joins Pelmorex

Media | 02/14/2017 7:35 pm EST

Kurt Eby, former director of regulatory and government affairs for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), has taken a new role with Pelmorex Media Inc. According to his LinkedIn account, Eby left the CWTA after nearly five years for the Toronto-based position as...

Password disclosure law up for ‘public discussion’: Goodale

telecom | 08/17/2016 9:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The federal minister of public safety indicated Wednesday a willingness to engage with a freshly passed resolution from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) calling for a...

Canada outranks peers in wireless prices: report

telecom | 08/11/2016 9:02 pm EDT

Canadians continue to pay among the highest prices internationally for wireless and broadband Internet services, according to a new report comparing telecom service prices released Thursday by the CRTC. The ninth annual study was completed in January and February of this year by Nordicity and ranks Canadian prices among those offered by carriers in the G7 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Italy, Germany and France) and Australia. Mobile wireless prices “are, on average, higher than those in other international jurisdictions,” the report said,...

Committee calls for more research into wireless health effects

telecom | 06/18/2015 6:50 pm EDT

The House of Commons health committee is recommending that government consider more funding for researching links between wireless technology and health conditions such as cancer. As a result of...

‘We are not the same,’ Telus exec says on leaving CWTA

telecom | 02/28/2014 9:04 pm EST

Telus Corp. has pulled out of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the main trade association and lobbying group for companies associated with the mobile-communications...