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Bell introduces gigabit 8.0 in areas of Toronto

telecom | 09/20/2022 3:02 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is introducing a new speed tier to its North American customers and subsequently filed a new tariff notification with the CRTC to reflect the changes. Bell Fibe gigabit 8.0 was made available to customers earlier this month and offers symmetrical download and...

Xplornet rebranding to Xplore as it plans to expand rural footprint  

telecom | 09/13/2022 5:11 pm EDT

Xplornet Communications Inc.  is rebranding to Xplore Inc. “to better reflect its identity, vision, and future,” the company stated in a Tuesday release. The company's...

Bell MTS continues to experience outages in Manitoba

telecom | 08/16/2022 4:59 pm EDT

BCE Inc. property Bell MTS had an outage on Monday that cut off internet and television services to...

Big 3 fight back against ISED’s efforts to protect wholesale regime

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Submissions to the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

Beanfield acquires Urbanfibre

telecom | 07/28/2022 3:52 pm EDT

Toronto network operator Beanfield Technologies Inc. has acquired another internet service provider, this...

Feds, Quebec, announce funding for rural  high-speed internet

telecom | 06/29/2022 5:02 pm EDT

The federal government and Quebec announced $8.2 million in joint funding to bring high-speed internet to 25 communities in rural areas of the province. Sogetel Inc., BCE Inc., Coopérative de câblodistribution de l'arrière-pays (CCAP), Coopérative de...

Tory MP takes second stab at bill mandating ISPs publicize service quality metrics

telecom | 06/17/2022 3:46 pm EDT

Conservative MP Dan Mazier introduced a private members bill to the House...

SaskTel announces $337M investment in province

telecom | 04/13/2022 4:29 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is investing approximately $337 million of capital in...

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regime

telecom | 03/30/2022 6:57 pm EDT

Distributel Ltd. is asking the CRTC to revise the interim rates for...

Consortium to run fibre network from Europe to Asia through Northwest Passage

telecom | 03/11/2022 4:51 pm EST

An Alaskan company has unveiled a billion-dollar project to run fibre from...

Gov. allocates $6.6 million in UBF to Saskatchewan

telecom | 02/17/2022 2:11 pm EST

The Canadian government is investing nearly $6.6 million in rural Saskatchewan in its effort to connect...

Masse moves from TekSavvy to CNOC on regulatory file

telecom | 11/01/2021 5:49 pm EDT

Bryson Masse is the new Regulatory and Communications Advisor at Competitive Network Operators of...

CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

telecom | 10/26/2021 6:17 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and...

Xplornet connects Haldimand County to fibre-to-the-home broadband

telecom | 10/07/2021 5:31 pm EDT

Xplornet Communications Inc.’s newly acquired fibre-based service provider Ocdotus Inc. — which operates as Metro Loop — has connected approximately 6,500 homes and...

CRTC orders some incumbent disclosure to CNOC in disaggregated regime consultation 

Media | 08/13/2021 11:13 am EDT

In a dispute between a trade organization representing wholesale-based...

CRTC hears differing pitches to fix lagging disaggregated regime

telecom | 10/13/2020 6:04 pm EDT

In order to make its disaggregated wholesale regime work, the CRTC should...

CRTC considering changes to disaggregated wholesale regime

telecom | 06/11/2020 5:47 pm EDT

Five years after it announced a move to a new system for wholesale internet...

CRTC orders Bell to sign agreement with CloudWifi

telecom | 03/26/2020 5:22 pm EDT

The CRTC has ordered BCE Inc. to sign an agreement that would allow CloudWifi Inc. to progress its application to become a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), finding Bell’s continued refusal to do so is “unnecessarily...

Telecoms deadlocked ahead of 5G rollout: analyst

telecom | 01/10/2020 5:32 pm EST

No major wireless provider stands out as most likely to benefit from Canada’s looming 5G network rollout, despite two players’ extensive combined wireline footline placing them on the “front foot”, RBC Capital Markets analyst Drew McReynolds says. In an annual overview of the telecom sector, McReynolds said Telus Corp. and BCE Inc.’s intention to continue their network sharing agreement to 5G, as well as their extensive fibre-to-the-home networks, placed them at a relative advantage, but each major provider had their strengths and weaknesses as they jostle to benefit from the 5G...

CloudWifi says other small ISPs need access to in-building fibre

telecom | 01/09/2020 1:49 pm EST

CloudWifi Inc. has gone to bat for other small internet service providers...

CloudWifi decision stands, but other ISPs must wait for access

telecom | 12/17/2019 1:54 pm EST

In an ongoing dispute between BCE Inc. and CloudWifi Inc. over whether...

Incumbent reaction to wholesale rates warning shot for fibre, conference hears

telecom | 11/06/2019 9:13 pm EST

TORONTO — The aggressive way incumbent telecom companies reacted to the...

Bell turns to Federal Court of Appeal over CloudWiFi decision

telecom | 07/23/2019 5:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking for leave to appeal the CRTC’s June decision granting CloudWifi Inc. competitor access to Bell’s service wires in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). That decision allowed internet...

Telus appealing CRTC speed cap relief

telecom | 04/18/2019 5:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is going to court over the CRTC’s decision last month to grant smaller internet providers a...

‘Many’ ISPs could shut down due to wholesale regime: CNOC

telecom | 01/17/2019 4:34 pm EST

Small, wholesale-based internet service providers could be forced out of...

Bell posts subscriber gains, but wireless ARPU dips

telecom | 11/01/2018 5:42 pm EDT

BCE Inc. reported its wireless average revenue per user (ARPU) dipped in its third quarter results...

Shaw proposes banning third-party door-to-door sales

telecom | 10/26/2018 12:10 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is proposing a ban on third-party door-to-door sales to curb aggressive and...

Alberta court rules city bylaw lacks jurisdiction over telecom builds

telecom | 10/22/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Canada’s major telecoms have succeeded in getting an Alberta court to rule that a municipal access bylaw in Calgary can’t regulate the building of telecommunications networks.   Until 2014, the relationship between Canada’s four major telecoms -- BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Telus Corp. -- and the city of Calgary was governed by a municipal access agreement. When they failed to get another agreement, the city proposed its own model, which intended...

Bandwidth pressures a concern for indigenous ISPs

telecom | 10/11/2018 5:43 pm EDT

Internet service providers (ISPs) in rural and remote communities are trying to keep up with the appetite...

Telecom execs praise ‘healthier,’ ‘balanced’ regulatory environment

telecom | 09/26/2018 5:51 pm EDT

Representatives from BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. described a favourable relationship with regulators at a CIBC investors conference Wednesday, where they also addressed competition between...

TekSavvy FTTP facilities construction underway

telecom | 07/24/2018 5:26 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. will invest up to $26 million over a year and a half to build out an open access...

Bell fibre build moves to Oshawa, Ont.

telecom | 04/24/2018 2:29 pm EDT

Oshawa, Ont. will be the next target for BCE Inc.’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network buildout, the...

Bell celebrates Toronto FTTH build, eyes higher speeds

telecom | 04/05/2018 6:59 pm EDT

As BCE Inc. celebrates the completion of the majority of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) build out in Toronto on Thursday, it’s already making plans to exceed the network speeds officially unveiled today, according to a Bell executive. Originally announced in 2015, the infrastructure build out ended up being a $1.5 billion project, according to a release, which said the “all-fibre optic network is now on in Toronto.” Bell will launch new internet packages for FTTH customers in Toronto— including symmetrical gigabit download and upload rates — with a light show and concert by bands...

CNOC denied ‘transitional’ access to FTTP under disaggregated regime

telecom | 02/02/2018 5:01 pm EST

In a decision on Friday, the CRTC ruled that the Canadian Network Operators Consortium’s (CNOC) application for transitional access to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) facilities belonging to large...

TekSavvy offering near 1 GB speeds

telecom | 01/29/2018 2:25 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has become the “first independent Canadian telecom service provider” to offer...

Distributel teams up with Eeyou network on northern Quebec service

telecom | 01/17/2018 4:01 pm EST

A Cree-owned non-profit will partner with Distributel Communications Ltd....

Bell buys regional telecom Maskatel

telecom | 01/15/2018 12:38 pm EST

BCE Inc. kicked off the new year by acquiring Quebec telecom Groupe Maskatel LP, furthering its fibre...

Disaggregated regime to spark new wholesale models, agreements: CNOC

telecom | 11/07/2017 6:12 pm EST

TORONTO — The CRTC’s new disaggregated wholesale regime will bring with...

Facilities ownership key to competition, ISP conference hears

telecom | 11/06/2017 7:37 pm EST

TORONTO — Owning fibre facilities is the primary way to drive...

Bell needs to do more with ad tech, CEO says

Media | 11/02/2017 3:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. CEO George Cope said the company needs to do a better job of finding opportunities in emerging advertising technology, as the company seeks additional revenue growth...

Bell ‘heartened’ by CRTC chair statements, CEO says

telecom | 09/27/2017 5:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s top man George Cope said the company likes new CRTC head Ian Scott’s approach to balancing consumer and business interests....

Axia rolling out gigabit service in rural Alberta

telecom | 09/06/2017 11:39 am EDT

Rural Albertans will have access to gigabit internet following an upgrade by Axia NetMedia Corp., the company said Wednesday. In a press release, the Calgary-based provider said “customers with 50 and 100 Mbps service are being cranked up to a level of service that...

High interim tariffs, logistics still mire disaggregated system

telecom | 08/31/2017 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC's goal of fuelling wireline competition by jumpstarting the...

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...

Bell subs feel impact of ‘aggressive’ cable competition in Q2

telecom | 08/03/2017 2:22 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is hoping the second half of the year results in a boost for its...

Cogeco expands U.S. biz with MetroCast buy

telecom | 07/10/2017 1:08 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is again expanding its U.S. footprint, with the announcement Monday that it would purchase...

Canadian fibre connections grow to 10 per cent: OECD

telecom | 07/07/2017 1:54 pm EDT

The increase in Canadian fibre broadband subscriptions slowed in 2016, slipping to ninth in growth among 35 Organization for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) countries. According to December 2016 numbers released Friday, broadband fibre connections — which includes fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) — grew 38.2 per cent between 2015 and 2016 in Canada. Comparatively, by the end of 2015, Canada was ranked seventh for growth in fibre connections, increasing nearly 64 per cent from 2014. Australia edged out the 2015...

Eastlink expanding gigabit Internet service

telecom | 06/19/2017 5:13 pm EDT

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink is making 1 GB Internet speeds more widely available and will target the consumer market. "For years, we have been providing Gigabit speeds and higher to our larger business customers...

Telus injecting $8.9B in B.C., Alta. through 2020

telecom | 06/09/2017 4:47 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is building new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure across British Columbia and Alberta through 2020. The company announced in a press release Monday that Alberta will receive a capital injection of $4.2...

Quebecor has tools to combat Bell fibre push: Pruneau

telecom | 05/25/2017 5:32 pm EDT

Jean-Francois Pruneau, Quebecor Inc.’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer, told an investor’s conference Thursday that his company’s quad-play strategy in Quebec will limit the impact of BCE Inc.’s...

Former Videotron customers returning from Bell: Brouillette

Media | 05/12/2017 9:53 am EDT

Manon Brouillette, president of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, downplayed the effect that BCE Inc.’s recent move to deploy fibre-to-the-home...

Cable sufficient alternative in wholesale service area gaps: incumbents

telecom | 05/05/2017 5:59 pm EDT

There is little evidence to suggest there is a lack of competition in so-called wholesale wireline service area gaps, given that cable facilities already exist in those areas, incumbents argued in...

Telus investing $80 million in Quebec fibre network

Media | 04/24/2017 8:50 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Monday a new investment of $80 million in its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Quebec. It said in a French-language press release that the investment would affect almost 20 communities in...

CNOC asks for CRTC action on growing wholesale wireline ‘service gaps’

telecom | 03/30/2017 8:54 pm EDT

As large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) push on with the build of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, small providers say they are encountering an increasing number of areas where they have no...

Bell accelerates FTTH deployment with $854M plan for Montreal

telecom | 03/27/2017 8:45 pm EDT

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. will invest $854 million to bring fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to all of Montreal’s homes and businesses within five years, the company said Monday....

Bell’s scale advantage widening after MTS deal: Barclays

Media | 03/21/2017 4:18 pm EDT

The acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. expands the scale at which BCE Inc. operates, which is “becoming one of its most important competitive advantages,” according to Barclays Capital. “We believe consensus has overlooked BCE’s unique position in Canada and the scale advantage management has quietly established over the years,” analyst Phillip Huang said in a Tuesday research note, which follows the company’s acquisition of MTS. He added that Bell now owns a fixed line network covering 73 per cent of Canada’s households...

Are provinces filling the federal broadband strategy gap?

telecom | 03/17/2017 6:57 pm EDT

Nova Scotia may not be formulating its provincial broadband plan as a direct response to federal inaction, but that doesn’t mean the provincial government isn’t acting out of a need to...

OpenMedia platform to help Canadians advocate for community-owned Internet service

telecom | 01/23/2017 7:00 pm EST

OpenMedia has built a platform to make it easier for Canadians to connect with elected representatives in order to encourage more community-controlled broadband projects that are independent of big...

Cogeco shifting data centre strategy due to Amazon, Microsoft: Audet

Media | 01/12/2017 9:56 pm EST

MONTREAL — Moves by Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. into the Canadian data centre business won’t compete directly with Cogeco Inc., which is changing its data...

Rural broadband program aims to bring 300 communities up to speed

telecom | 12/15/2016 10:01 pm EST

WAKEFIELD, Que. — The federal government’s new rural broadband program will focus on making high-speed connections, as opposed to simply forging Internet connections for rural and remote...

‘Too early’ to tell what impact 5G could have on FTTH rollout: Bell CFO

Media | 11/30/2016 12:43 am EST

Glen LeBlanc, BCE Inc.’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer, told an investor’s conference hosted by RBC Tuesday that the company is on track to have its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout completed within eight to 10 years. “We’re at about three million premises covered this year,” LeBlanc said. “If you look at our footprint in Canada, with approximately 10 to 11 million addressable locations, homes and business…...

CRTC chair OK with being ‘disruptive showman’

Media | 11/16/2016 11:21 pm EST

OTTAWA — With more than six months left in his term as CRTC chairman, Jean-Pierre Blais isn’t ready to start using the word “legacy” in relation to his term as head of the Canadian regulator, but in a...

More competitive markets could be at FTTH disadvantage, conference hears

telecom | 11/08/2016 11:54 pm EST

TORONTO — Trying to build fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in very competitive markets makes little economic sense for Internet service providers (ISPs), meaning markets with more competition could...

U.S. operations boost Q4 for Cogeco

Media | 11/03/2016 7:43 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. saw a 3.2-per-cent increase in revenue to hit $572 million for the final quarter of fiscal 2016, the company reported Wednesday. In a press release, Cogeco said the growth was driven by its communications...

Canadians’ data usage increased 40% last year, CRTC says

telecom | 10/26/2016 8:39 pm EDT

Data usage by Canadians on both wireline and wireless networks rose significantly last year, hitting 104 GB per month for residential Internet and almost 1 GB for wireless subscribers, the CRTC said...

Telcos unlikely to fully deploy FTTH: Desjardins

telecom | 10/25/2016 10:08 pm EDT

High fibre costs and advancements in technology are among the reasons Canadian telcos are unlikely to expand their fibre-to-the-home [FTTH] footprint beyond 60 per cent coverage, according to Desjardins Capital Markets.  In...

Rogers gigabit Internet rollout mostly completed

telecom | 10/04/2016 8:55 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday its gigabit Internet service is now available in St. John’s, N.L. The move follows a similar expansion in New Brunswick this summer. Rogers added in a press...

Court says Cogeco can’t claim ‘best Internet’

telecom | 10/04/2016 8:45 pm EDT

An Ontario Superior Court judge has granted an injunction requested by BCE Inc. forbidding Cogeco Inc. from claiming that it has the “best Internet experience in your neighbourhood.” In a Sept. 26...

Shaw best-positioned carrier, regardless of Liberal policy: Barclays

telecom | 09/26/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is “the one player in the industry who is very well positioned” regardless of the direction the Liberal government takes on wireless policy,...

FTTH decision should improve competition: Desjardins

telecom | 09/21/2016 5:57 pm EDT

Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi said that the CRTC’s plan for wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks should theoretically “create an environment in which ISPs have better control over their cost structure, leading to improved competition.” The CRTC issued its decision Tuesday, which sets out an implementation plan for mandated wholesale access by smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) to incumbents’ FTTH networks. Yaghi noted that “we are still in a wait-and-see mode on this issue until we see the final CRTC...

FTTH access plan ‘consistent’ but ‘disappointing’: indie ISPs

telecom | 09/20/2016 9:52 pm EDT

The CRTC has missed an opportunity to foster innovation among telecom competitors as it moves forward in the implementation of mandated wholesale access by smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) to...

G.fast tech to give Canadian telcos’ Internet speeds a boost

telecom | 08/25/2016 5:52 pm EDT

A new technology that allows telecoms to get speeds of hundreds of gigabits through existing copper loops is making headway in Canada, where companies are testing it out and deployment is likely to...

Eastlink expanding rural N.S. broadband access

telecom | 08/25/2016 2:51 pm EDT

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink is investing $6.5 million to expand high-speed Internet services to rural Nova Scotia, the company announced Thursday. “We appreciate that when it comes to Internet in rural Nova...

FTTH rollout crucial for affordability in long-term: report

telecom | 08/16/2016 5:13 pm EDT

The deployment of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks will be an important step for improving affordability of communications services in the long-term, according to a...

Some Internet tier upgrades due to bandwidth, not speed: Cope

telecom | 08/04/2016 10:08 pm EDT

Some subscribers are climbing Internet service tiers not necessarily for increased speed, but to obtain unlimited bandwidth, George Cope, BCE Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, said Thursday on a second-quarter earnings conference call with analysts. Cope made the comments while fielding a question on what speeds Bell’s new subscribers are taking. Cope said Bell still sees “huge demand at 50 [Mbps] still in our base,” and suggested competitors’ offers of unlimited Internet at higher tiers might be reason for the increasing popularity of...

7.4% of Canadian Internet connections are FTTP or similar: OECD

telecom | 08/03/2016 5:53 pm EDT

Canada is still at the bottom of the Organization for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) countries with fibre connections, but among those making the greatest strides to close the gap....

SaskTel connects Estevan to FTTH

telecom | 07/28/2016 7:04 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Thursday its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service is now available in some residential areas of the southeastern city of Estevan. The new connections will give...

Ontario fibre project gets federal-provincial boost

telecom | 07/26/2016 8:29 pm EDT

The federal and Ontario governments are investing up to $180 million into a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network designed to connect about 300 southwestern Ontario communities to high-speed Internet, officials announced Tuesday,...

Telus boosting Montreal FTTP network

telecom | 07/12/2016 7:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said it is investing $111 million in infrastructure in the greater Montreal area to expand its fibre-to-the-premise network to more than 4,000 kilometres of fibre optic cable by the end of the year. “Our...

SaskTel flipping switch on FTTH in Weyburn

telecom | 07/04/2016 6:53 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Monday is ready to start connecting customers to its InfiNet fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Weyburn. Some residential areas of the city, located south of...

Axia looks south for fibre expansion

telecom | 06/21/2016 5:36 pm EDT

Axia NetMedia Corp. said it is looking to see if there is enough interest in the United States to extend its fibre network south. The Calgary-based company said in a Monday press release that it’s gathering...

Videotron’s Brouillette asks Liberals to keep 4th player policy for 600 MHz

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:20 pm EDT

TORONTO — The Liberal government should continue the previous Conservative government’s push for more competition in the wireless market in the upcoming 600 MHz auction, Manon Brouillette,...

Cogeco Connexion brings FTTH to Laurentides

telecom | 06/08/2016 12:13 am EDT

Cogeco Inc. announced it is making a $1.4-million investment in the Laurentides region of Quebec to expand its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. In a Monday press release, Cogeco Connexion said the expansion would...

5G key to future wireless profitability, Ericsson’s CTO says

telecom | 06/06/2016 6:03 pm EDT

TORONTO — With customers’ usage of data increasing exponentially, and carriers limited in how much they can charge for that data, telecoms will have to turn to 5G networks, Ericsson Canada’s Dragan Nerandzic said at the Canadian Telecom Summit Monday. “We believe our industry is at an inflection point. The reason why … is that revenue in the industry globally is not growing on an exponential curve, as the data consumption is. And of course, industry wants to stay profitable,” Nerandzic, the chief technology officer at Ericsson...

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...

Small ISPs laud government denial of Bell’s FTTH appeal

telecom | 05/11/2016 1:23 pm EDT

Independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and advocacy groups said Wednesday they’re encouraged by the federal government’s rejection of BCE Inc.’s appeal of the CRTC...

Small telecoms lobby for access to federal broadband funding

telecom | 05/10/2016 6:13 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Representatives from smaller telecommunications companies descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday, pushing for lawmakers to consult with them in the design of the new federal rural...

Cogeco Connexion expanding FTTH network in Quebec

telecom | 05/10/2016 3:54 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. said Friday it is investing about $250,000 to expand its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to residents in Quebec’s Orford Township. The expansion will serve “several homes in the...

Telus to invest $4.5 billion in Alberta

telecom | 04/04/2016 8:49 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Monday it will invest $4.5 billion towards new communications infrastructure across Alberta over the next three years. This year it will invest more than $900 million in order to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network “directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities,” it said in a press release. Telus added the money will also be used to “further strengthen wireless service, and support key services including healthcare and education with new technologies.” It made similar announcements in March...

Telus to invest $2 billion in Quebec

telecom | 03/21/2016 8:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Monday in a press release it is investing $2 billion towards new infrastructure in Quebec over the next five years. This year, Telus will invest $340 million in extending its fibre-to-the-home...

Telus expanding FTTH network in northern B.C.

telecom | 03/11/2016 4:30 pm EST

UPDATED — Telus Corp. is expanding its fibre-to-the-home rollout to the northeastern B.C. communities of Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Charlie Lake, the company announced in a pair of press releases. Telus will spend $10...

With no network infrastructure, towns opting to build their own

telecom | 03/02/2016 9:19 pm EST

Among the arguments from BCE Inc. and those supporting its appeal to federal cabinet of the CRTC decision mandating wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks is that the ruling will slow...

CRTC won’t change course despite appeals, criticism: Blais

Media | 02/17/2016 11:05 pm EST

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said Wednesday the CRTC will stick to the course of action it has set despite disapproval by those who feel the CRTC’s direction “upsets their entitlements...

Toronto council stands with CRTC on FTTH decision

telecom | 02/05/2016 7:08 pm EST

Toronto city council is backing the CRTC's decision to mandate wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, breaking with Toronto mayor John Tory who has already registered his support of BCE Inc.'s appeal of the...

Cogeco expands FTTH network in Quebec

telecom | 02/01/2016 9:37 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced Monday it is investing $250,000 to roll out its fibre-to-the-home service to residential and business clients in Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane, Que., which is about 400 kilometres north...

Dependence on landline-phone services put Primus in creditor protection: CEO

telecom | 01/21/2016 4:02 pm EST

Too much reliance on landline-phone-service revenue, combined with a heavy debt load, has resulted in Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. being placed in creditor protection and awaiting court...

Gigabit Internet in 3% of Canadian homes by end of 2016: Deloitte

Media | 01/12/2016 10:09 pm EST

The availability and adoption of gigabit Internet in Canada is expected to grow this year, with almost three per cent of Canadians subscribing to the service by the end of 2016, according to Deloitte...

Videotron buys Fibrenoire

Media | 01/07/2016 6:45 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced Thursday it has acquired Fibrenoire, a company that provides fibre-optic connectivity services to businesses, for $125 million. It said in a press release that acquiring the company would help “meet the growing demand from business customers for fibre-optic connectivity.” Videotron said it bought all shares that were held by the founding shareholders and that Fibrenoire will now become an independent subsidiary of Videotron. "Like other recent acquisitions by Quebecor and its subsidiaries, such as Mel's Studios and Postproduction (formerly Global Vision), the addition of Fibrenoire will increase our presence in growing market segments and further diversify our revenue streams," Pierre Dion, CEO of Quebecor, said in the release. "Videotron Business Solutions is thereby...