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Internet service quality bill to become law

Internet and Governance | 06/20/2024 12:47 pm EDT

A private member’s bill on internet service quality has passed through Parliament and is to receive royal assent Thursday evening. Manitoba Conservative MP Dan Mazier (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) introduced the bill, which would require internet service providers...

Connectivity is a human right, says Irekvist

Internet and Governance | 06/18/2024 6:10 pm EDT

TORONTO – Connectivity is not only a tool for good, it is a human right, the president of Ericsson AB’s Canadian division told the Canadian Telecom Summit Tuesday. Jeanette Irekvist spoke about the digital divide plaguing much of Canada. “Those that are not...

CTS discusses road map to growth in telecom market despite challenges

telecom | 06/18/2024 5:52 pm EDT

TORONTO – It is a tough picture for companies looking to grow in the...

Telecom contributes $80 billion to economy, says CTA study 

telecom | 06/17/2024 12:11 pm EDT

TORONTO – A new survey done for the Canadian Telecommunications...

House of Commons considering VoIP telephony for MP riding offices

telecom | 06/13/2024 1:20 pm EDT

The House of Commons is experimenting with a new Voice over Internet...

Indigenous communities to buy Northwestel for up to $1B

telecom | 06/12/2024 12:24 pm EDT

A group of Indigenous communities from the Yukon, Northwest Territories,...

Videotron and Ericsson extend collaboration for five years

telecom | 06/10/2024 2:41 pm EDT

Ericsson AB and Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron have renewed their working relationship, the firms announced Monday. The existing arrangement is being extended for five years. The collaboration will enhance Videotron’s evolved packet core and IP multimedia subsystem...

Ashton says Bell provides poor service to Manitoba communities

telecom | 06/05/2024 6:21 pm EDT

A New Democratic Party MP attacked BCE Inc. for not knowing its customers...

CRTC asks Rogers to maintain service for TekSavvy in decommissioning dispute

telecom | 06/03/2024 12:29 pm EDT

The CRTC has requested Rogers Communications Inc. maintain service for TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in two Toronto buildings until it can make a...

Telus investing $24B in Ontario network upgrades

telecom | 05/21/2024 6:03 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s spending spree continued on Tuesday as the company announced that it will be investing...

Telus announces $33B spend across B.C., Alberta for network upgrades

telecom | 05/13/2024 11:37 am EDT

Telus Corp. announced Monday that it is investing more than $16 billion and...

Entwistle to take salary in shares as Telus releases Q1 results

telecom | 05/09/2024 8:34 pm EDT

Telus Corp. president and CEO Darren Entwistle said Thursday that he will...

Northwestel ordered to abandon DSL surcharge after eight years

telecom | 05/09/2024 11:48 am EDT

BCE Inc. subsidiary Northwestel has been told by the CRTC to stop charging...

Senate committee passes internet service quality bill

Internet and Governance | 05/07/2024 2:01 pm EDT

The Senate Committee on Transport and Communications hastily adopted a private member’s bill on...

Staffieri touts Rogers accomplishments in Toronto speech

telecom | 05/01/2024 3:49 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri gave a rosy picture of life at the telecom and media giant Wednesday. The executive was the featured speaker at a luncheon in Toronto hosted by the Canadian Club. He noted that in the last year the company has been working on...

Canadian telecom prices fall, remain high internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/01/2024 1:30 pm EDT

Canadian wireless and broadband internet prices declined in 2023, however...

Senate committee takes up study of internet service quality bill 

Internet and Governance | 04/30/2024 6:01 pm EDT

The Senate Committee on Transport and Communications began its study of...

Sunco launches expansion with purchase of Zayo PBX business

telecom | 03/28/2024 9:17 pm EDT

Alberta IT system integrator Sunco Communication and Installation Ltd. is...

Xplore expands broadband footprint in Prince Edward Island

telecom | 03/27/2024 4:31 pm EDT

Xplore Inc. announced Wednesday that it is rolling out high-speed internet...

ISED auctioning off 225 leftover spectrum licences 

telecom | 03/25/2024 5:49 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is auctioning off 225 spectrum licences, many of which are leftover from the recent 3800 MHz auction that concluded in November.  According to the auction notice issued by ISED last week, 201...

Falling wireless and internet prices battle inflation, StatsCan says

Internet and Governance | 03/19/2024 5:52 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.A day after the leaders of Canada’s biggest three telecoms told...

Canadian government spends $7.5 million on Manitoba connectivity

telecom | 03/07/2024 2:44 pm EST

Minister of Rural Economic Development Gudie Hutchings speaks at a press conference in the National Press Theatre on Feb. 13, 2024 (photo by Andrew Meade).Minister of Rural Economic Development Gudie Hutchings continued her tour...

Feds and Alberta spend $112 million on broadband deployment

telecom | 03/06/2024 11:18 am EST

The governments of Canada and Alberta announced Tuesday that they are...

Canada and British Columbia fund high-speed internet rollout in province

telecom | 03/05/2024 9:47 am EST

Monday the federal government and the government of British Columbia joined...

Aggregated access to FTTP needed for independent ISPs, CRTC told

telecom | 02/20/2024 10:24 am EST

The crisis in competition when it comes to internet connectivity is...

Providers debate wholesale fibre access in rural areas at CRTC hearing

telecom | 02/14/2024 4:24 pm EST

To bring affordable internet and consumer choice to rural communities, the...

Cogeco announces acquisition of municipally-owned telecom provider

telecom | 02/05/2024 1:22 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced Monday that Cogeco Connexion is acquiring an...

Ericsson and Telus extend 5G network nationally

telecom | 01/22/2024 12:42 pm EST

Ericsson AB and Telus Corp. have linked up to roll out a 5G standalone network, it was announced Monday. The grid will run coast-to-coast. “It’s a big moment for both Telus and Ericsson as we celebrate the enhancement of their standalone 5G network across Canada,”...

Rogers sells all Cogeco shares to CDPQ to reduce Shaw debt

telecom | 12/12/2023 1:10 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has divested itself of all of its shares in...

INDU hears Canada must not surpass European or Quebec privacy laws

Internet and Governance | 11/24/2023 5:06 pm EST

While the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and...

Regulation of AI necessary, HUMA committee told

Internet and Governance | 11/23/2023 12:50 pm EST

Canada will need to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) to protect workers while at the same time encouraging innovation, members of Parliament were told Wednesday. The House of Commons Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons...

BQ says media is in crisis and needs immediate action

Media | 11/23/2023 8:40 am EST

Canada’s news media are in crisis and the government is taking too long to respond, the House of...

Bell lays out contribution framework proposal at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/22/2023 9:13 am EST

BCE Inc. revealed more details on Tuesday on its proposal for how base contributions from online...

FCC to boost internet connection speeds, CRTC non-committal

telecom | 11/20/2023 3:37 pm EST

As the Federal Communications Commission in the United States announced it...

St-Onge releases Streaming Act direction to CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/14/2023 5:09 pm EST

Tuesday Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge issued the final policy direction to the CRTC that...

AIDA needs to be scrapped, civil society groups tell committee

Internet and Governance | 11/03/2023 5:14 pm EDT

A quartet of civil society groups appeared before the House of Commons...

Bill C-27 fails to protect rights of Canadians, say civil society groups

Internet and Governance | 11/02/2023 6:39 pm EDT

A coalition of civil society groups are calling on the government to make...

CRTC greenlights Northwestel Connecting Families packages 

Internet and Governance | 10/24/2023 2:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has given the green light to BCE Inc. subsidiary Northwestel Inc. to offer two Connecting Families Internet Packages in a bid to provide affordable internet access to low-income households in Canada's northern regions. These packages, approved on a final basis and...

Eastlink announces purchase of Northern Ontario ISP

telecom | 10/05/2023 11:18 am EDT

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced the purchase of a Northern Ontario telecom service...

Court orders minister to unblock Rebel Media publisher from X

Internet and Governance | 09/12/2023 5:25 pm EDT

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault must unblock Rebel News founder Ezra...

ISED releases spectrum outlook until 2027

Internet and Governance | 09/01/2023 5:44 pm EDT

The Department of Industry Science and Economic Development (ISED) released its Spectrum Outlook...

ICA Microsystems back in CCTS fold

telecom | 08/31/2023 4:18 pm EDT

ICA Microsystems Inc. is once again a participant in the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television...

OPINION: Freedom may never be a fourth national player, and consumers need more data

telecom | 07/28/2023 6:19 pm EDT

By John Lawford, executive eirector and general counsel of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre I wish to address the recent opinion piece in The Wire Report from Robert...

ICA Microsystems terminated by CCTS for non-compliance

telecom | 07/27/2023 4:55 pm EDT

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Service (CCTS) was...

Broadband interventions begin to flow into CRTC

Internet and Governance | 07/21/2023 3:48 pm EDT

The CRTC has published some of the interventions for its proceeding into the Broadband Fund. Most of the...

Rogers and TVA secure site-blocking order against illegal baseball live streams

telecom | 07/19/2023 4:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court has issued a site-blocking order against several alleged...

Proposed rates for wholesale HSA over FTTP are inflated: CNOC

telecom | 07/14/2023 5:00 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) told the CRTC that...

Bell MTS defends service in Manitoba after CCPA study

telecom | 07/12/2023 5:20 pm EDT

BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell MTS has responded to a report criticizing how the telecom has operated since it...

Feds respond to tech giants’ concerns through proposed regulations

Internet and Governance | 07/11/2023 5:14 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage is proposing regulations under the Online News Act that...

Canadian, Alberta governments invest $96M in high-speed internet

telecom | 07/11/2023 3:28 pm EDT

The federal and Alberta governments announced a $96 million plan to roll...

Canada and Ontario invest $4 million towards Internet rollout

telecom | 06/27/2023 4:32 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced another shared...

OpenMedia hopeful ahead of meeting with CRTC chair

Internet and Governance | 06/26/2023 2:11 pm EDT

Lobby group OpenMedia has been polling the public about what the major issues in broadcasting and telecom are. It wants to use that information when it sits down with CRTC chair Vicky Eatrides on Tuesday. The campaigns director for the organization is excited for the...

CIK Telecom files series of new MDU access applications

telecom | 06/22/2023 6:41 pm EDT

CIK Telecom Inc. has filed five new Part 1 applications with the CRTC...

CNOC disputes ILECs’ claims over high speed access proceeding

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 4:21 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) is fighting with two...

Feds earmark $5.5 million to fight disinformation

Internet and Governance | 06/07/2023 5:59 pm EDT

The federal government is spending $5.5 million to create the Canadian Digital Media Research Network (CDMRN), it was announced Wednesday. The organization will combat disinformation and will promote digital literacy in this country. It will be administered by the Media...

Facebook blocking threat “unacceptable”, Rodriguez states

Internet and Governance | 06/02/2023 2:17 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is not impressed by Meta...

Wholesale model upside down: Jetté

telecom | 05/24/2023 6:18 pm EDT

According to the CEO of one of Canada's largest regional internet service providers, the recent state of...

Broadband use lowers harmful emissions, think tank finds

Internet and Governance | 05/18/2023 4:24 pm EDT

The Montreal Economic Institute has released a paper finding that adoption...

Cybersecurity is national security, panelists tell IIC

Internet and Governance | 05/16/2023 11:54 am EDT

OTTAWA–The government’s cybersecurity legislation, Bill C-26, is...

CRTC becoming more accommodating to stakeholders: Eatrides

Internet and Governance | 05/15/2023 2:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA–The CRTC is improving its process to be more responsive to its...

Facebook’s refusal to send witnesses angers Heritage committee

Internet and Governance | 05/08/2023 5:41 pm EDT

Sir Nicholas Clegg’s reversal of an agreement to appear before the House...

Young Liberals call for telecom reform including foreign investment rules

Media | 05/04/2023 2:23 pm EDT

OTTAWA–As the Liberal Party of Canada gathers in the capital for its...

Google, Facebook determined to stop news sharing should C-18 pass as currently drafted

Internet and Governance | 05/04/2023 11:23 am EDT

With Bill C-18, the Government's plan to have news organizations negotiate rates of compensation with internet platforms, before the Senate for review, Alphabet Inc.'s Google...

Government announces new licencing policy for 5G

Internet and Governance | 05/03/2023 5:03 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday that the...

Small player groups like direction of CRTC under Eatrides

Internet and Governance | 03/30/2023 4:27 pm EDT

The new regime at the CRTC met with general approval Wednesday from...

Execulink solves access problem with Williams & McDaniel

Internet and Governance | 03/28/2023 3:40 pm EDT

Execulink Telecom Inc. has withdrawn a Part 1 application before the CRTC...

CRTC opening up Indigenous Broadband Funding stream in policy review

telecom | 03/23/2023 6:57 pm EDT

The CRTC is looking for feedback on how it can improve its Broadband Fund,...

Rodriguez not worried about Biden lobbying against online bills

Internet and Governance | 03/23/2023 3:24 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says he is not worried that American president Joe Biden will lobby against the Canadian government’s two online bills, Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, and Bill C-18, the Online News Act. There are reports that the president...

All sides endorse Mazier’s internet bill in committee

telecom | 03/21/2023 3:59 pm EDT

Conservative MP Dan Mazier’s private member’s bill on internet service...

Canadian and Ontario governments invest $15 million in broadband rollout

telecom | 03/16/2023 2:09 pm EDT

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced two projects that will...

MP plans legislation to protect workers from ‘bossware’

Internet and Governance | 03/07/2023 1:32 pm EST

A Toronto MP is looking to introduce legislation that will cover the use of...

Execulink files second Part 1 to get MDU access in Tillsonburg

telecom | 03/03/2023 3:46 pm EST

For the second time this week, Execulink Telecom Inc. has filed an application with the CRTC seeking access to facilities in Tillsonburg Ont. The competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) is alleging that Williams & McDaniel Property Management has denied it access to...

CIK continues to file Part 1s seeking access to Richmond, B.C. buildings

telecom | 02/27/2023 11:19 am EST

Competitive local exchange carrier CIK Telecom Inc. has once again filed a...

CIK files another Part 1 application on timely access to MDUs

telecom | 02/24/2023 3:15 pm EST

Competitive local exchange carrier CIK Telecom Inc. has once again appealed...

CRTC issues consultation on network resiliency in response to increased service outages

telecom | 02/22/2023 4:59 pm EST

The CRTC is inviting telecom stakeholders and Canadians to participate in a consultation for the development of a...

Cogeco announces acquisition of Oxio

telecom | 02/21/2023 5:05 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced it is acquiring independent internet service provider (ISP) Oxio. In a Tuesday...

Wholesale access in the North is essential for service improvement, Indigenous economic development: stakeholders tell CRTC

telecom | 02/17/2023 5:26 pm EST

There is a consensus forming that the CRTC should open up BCE Inc.'s Northwestel to competition through mandated wholesale access, and that mandated wholesale access is the...

Online News Act leads to internet fragmentation: Internet Society

Internet and Governance | 02/17/2023 4:20 pm EST

The Online News Act, Bill C-18, will “fundamentally change the...

SaskTel CEO retiring

Internet and Governance | 02/13/2023 5:47 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Co. announced the retirement of its president and CEO Doug Burnett. Burnett will be leaving at the end of May to early June,...

UPDATED: Government finalizes new directions for CRTC

Media | 02/13/2023 4:00 pm EST

Monday the federal government outlined new policy directions for the CRTC, with an emphasis on...

Senators continue fight over Streaming Act and CBC’s future

Media | 02/08/2023 1:22 pm EST

The battle over the government’s Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11,...

Unscripted series the wave of the future for streamers, CMPA conference hears

Media | 02/06/2023 1:31 pm EST

OTTAWA–Streaming is the way of the future, a panel told the Canadian...

UPDATED: Senate passes C-11; Rodriguez expects C-11 to become law next week

Media | 02/02/2023 7:17 pm EST

OTTAWA – The Senate officially adopted the Online Streaming Act, a year...

CRTC lifts telecom ban on Lixo Toronto property

telecom | 01/13/2023 3:08 pm EST

The CRTC has lifted a prohibition on service to a Toronto multi-dwelling unit (MDU) owned by Lixo Investments Ltd. The case stems from a complaint lodged last June by Rogers Communications Inc., which was denied access to the building at 70 Yorkville Ave. In a letter...