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‘Competition’ definition key to impact of new CRTC directive: experts

telecom | 02/27/2019 6:08 pm EST

The new policy direction for the CRTC announced by the federal government Tuesday is a blunt message to the regulator to make some changes, but the extent to which it will...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals retransmitted in Canada back on the government’s agenda as it enters into renegotiations of its free-trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S. Television Coalition,...

VMedia sets sights on incumbents as it expands outside Ont.

telecom | 06/01/2016 10:11 pm EDT

Ontario Internet service and television provider VMedia Inc. will expand to Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta in the next two weeks — a move the company says will see its services...

TekSavvy asks customers to push for service level agreements

telecom | 02/16/2016 5:26 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is asking its customers to push both regulators and lawmakers to give incumbents greater incentive to collaborate with independent telecommunications companies when problems...

TekSavvy ‘disappointed’ by Federal Court Voltage decision

telecom | 03/19/2015 6:48 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. said Thursday it is “disappointed” by Tuesday’s Federal Court decision setting a final price for the handover of information on some of its broadband subscribers to Voltage Pictures LLC in a dispute over illegal filesharing. The ISP said in a news release that the decision, under...

ISPs aspiring to launch TV services face uncertainty

Media | 12/12/2014 6:36 pm EST

Small Internet service providers looking to provide TV service should hold off on investment because of the uncertain future of the broadcast television market, according to 3Macs analyst Troy Crandall. At the recent CRTC...

Small ISPs tell CRTC they want to invest in ‘middle mile’

telecom | 11/25/2014 10:17 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Representatives from Canada’s small Internet service providers on Tuesday asked the CRTC to open up more of the incumbents’ broadband networks, mandating wholesale access for fibre-to-the-premises connections and giving the ISPs the ability to build so-called “middle-mile” connections. Infrastructure investment was the main issue as more than a dozen executives, lawyers and experts representing the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) spoke at the CRTC’s hearing into its wholesale regulations for wireline networks. BCE Inc., which...

TekSavvy asks CRTC for help to launch TV service

Media | 09/16/2014 9:15 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Independent ISP TekSavvySolutions Inc. told the CRTC Tuesday it is considering becoming a TV distributor, on the same day that it announced a “partnership” with Hastings Cable Vision Ltd., an...

Small ISPs say cablecos ‘unduly discriminating’ against them

telecom | 10/01/2013 8:46 pm EDT

Canada’s small Internet service providers (ISPs) are asking the telecom regulator to impose extra costs on incumbent cablecos that offer wholesale Internet, said Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory affairs at Rogers Communications Inc.  “They want to load a lot of extra costs onto us, but do...

TekSavvy customers concerned about privacy should show up at court hearing, ISP says

Media | 12/12/2012 9:42 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. customers who are concerned about their privacy should show up at a court hearing Monday to defend themselves against Voltage Pictures LLC's motion to obtain subscriber...