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Cogeco hires Paul Beaudry as VP of regulatory

telecom | 11/11/2020 6:14 pm EST

Paul Beaudry is to become the new vice-president for regulatory affairs at Cogeco Inc., taking over from Nathalie Dorval. Beaudry announced the news on Twitter Thursday morning. “It’s an exciting time to be in the telecom/broadcasting space, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this iconic Quebec-based company,” he wrote. Dorval occupied the role for about seven years, moving to Cogeco from a regulatory role at BCE Inc.'s Astral Media. According to a Cogeco spokesperson, Dorval is retiring.  Beaudry leaves his role as director of broadband policy and regulatory...

Libertarian telecom analyst joining Bernier’s new party effort

Media | 08/23/2018 7:47 pm EDT

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Thursday that Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) analyst Martin Masse will be joining him as he attempts to form a new national...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

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...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition...

Bell’s MTS purchase to boost competition: MEI

telecom | 05/04/2016 6:22 pm EDT

The $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. would increase competition in Manitoba’s wireless market, according to the authors of a new report from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI)....

Telecom policy should focus on innovation, not competition: report

telecom | 03/03/2016 10:34 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Wind Mobile has fulfilled the previous federal government's push for four national carriers, which means the new government has the chance to hit the reset button on telecommunications policy, according to a new report by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. "Federal telecommunications policy has treated the industry like a public utility for more than 100 years," said the analysis, authored by Paul Beaudry and Sean Speer. In the report...

Federal government’s approach to wireless has failed: study

telecom | 05/06/2014 9:12 pm EDT

The federal government’s meddling in the wireless market over the past seven years and its focus on bringing a fourth carrier into every region has failed to bring about meaningful competition,...

Tories to phase out CRTC national commissioners, sources say

Media | 02/01/2013 2:55 pm EST

The Conservative federal government will allow the CRTC’s decision-making panel to shrink in size and has told some sitting commissioners that their expiring terms will not be renewed, industry...