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CANARIE gets more federal funding as it waits for long-term cash

Internet and Governance | 03/27/2024 4:26 pm EDT

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has amended its contribution agreement with CANARIE (formerly known as Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network), it was announced Wednesday.  The ministry will grant the agency a further...

CRTC rejects Bell’s challenge against wireless attachment jurisdiction

telecom | 03/12/2024 5:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has dismissed BCE Inc.’s application challenging the regulator’s preliminary view that the attachment of wireless facilities to support structures owned or...

Champagne second-most lobbied minister, Hill Times finds

telecom | 03/12/2024 3:33 pm EDT

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne...

Bell challenges CRTC’s jurisdictional authority in wireless deployment consultation

telecom | 02/27/2024 5:30 pm EST

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc. is disputing the CRTC’s preliminary...

Creative orgs call for copyright protections to be added to AI bill

Internet and Governance | 02/13/2024 11:13 am EST

Organizations representing Canada’s creative industries are calling on...

“Godfather” of AI says Canada must start regulating now

Internet and Governance | 02/06/2024 3:53 pm EST

AI "godfather" Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal professor and scientific Director of Mila.The government must regulate artificial intelligence (AI) quickly to protect Canadians from serious societal risks, said Yoshua Bengio, known as one of the ‘godfathers of AI.’ On Monday, the University of Montreal professor and scientific director of the Mila AI...

CRTC releases consult over its jurisdiction on small cell pole attachments

telecom | 02/05/2024 5:54 pm EST

The CRTC has issued a call for comments on the attachment of wireless...

New “use it or lose it” policy helps Indigenous spectrum connectivity 

telecom | 01/31/2024 3:42 pm EST

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne...

INDU debates study of mobile plan price hikes

telecom | 01/15/2024 5:46 pm EST

After almost two hours of deliberation last Thursday, the House industry and technology committee failed...

ISED establishes fee structure for non-competitive local spectrum licences

telecom | 01/08/2024 12:59 pm EST

The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

Civil society groups call for AIDA to be considered separately from C-27

Internet and Governance | 12/14/2023 3:00 pm EST

A coalition of 30 individuals and civil society groups have released an...

Canada and EU reiterate digital cooperation framework

Internet and Governance | 11/27/2023 4:07 pm EST

In a Friday statement, leaders from Canada and the European Union announced the creation of a new...

Quebec, E.U., provide templates for AI rules: INDU committee told

Internet and Governance | 11/10/2023 4:19 pm EST

Canada should look to other jurisdictions when it comes to regulating...

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...

Bletchley Declaration signals international efforts to tame AI risks

Internet and Governance | 11/01/2023 5:45 pm EDT

Leading countries in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) – including Canada, the United States, and China – agreed in a joint declaration, that while humanity has...

Federal government launches consultation on AI and copyright

Internet and Governance | 10/12/2023 4:13 pm EDT

The federal government is seeking public input on generative artificial...

Canada joins Global Coalition on Telecommunications

telecom | 10/05/2023 3:04 pm EDT

Canada is a founding member of the Global Coalition on Telecommunications (GCOT), it was announced...

Responsible AI regulation needs to come faster, says tech lobby group

Internet and Governance | 09/20/2023 2:53 pm EDT

The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) is urging the federal government...

All carriers to provide TTC services by October 3: ISED

telecom | 09/11/2023 1:07 pm EDT

All passengers on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) subway system must have cellular connectivity, regardless of carrier, next month, announced Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne on Monday.  This announcement comes two weeks after the department of...

Champagne orders ISED to start expedited consult over TTC access rights

telecom | 07/24/2023 5:53 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced that he is...

ISED issues regulations on airport 5G interference

telecom | 07/06/2023 4:07 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has set up rules around fixed and...

Broadband, mobile prices drop slightly; still high internationally in 2022: Wall report

telecom | 03/14/2023 4:38 pm EDT

The 2022 edition of the department of Innovation,...

ISED releases consult on WCS band licence renewal

telecom | 03/14/2023 4:26 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is seeking comments on the...

ISED releases space and earth station fee schedule

telecom | 01/18/2023 4:26 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development last week unveiled the schedule for the...

Champagne announcement may signal eagerness to approve Rogers-Shaw deal: analysts

Media | 10/26/2022 2:56 pm EDT

Financial analysts reacting to Tuesday's announcement from Innovation...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Wednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe...

Mobile prices down but high internationally, broadband prices up and still high internationally: ISED report 

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:30 pm EDT

In 2021, consumer mobile wireless fell by as much as 15 per cent, fixed broadband prices increased by as much as 13 per cent, while mobile internet prices have remained...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next...

ISED launches mmWave consultation

Media | 06/06/2022 5:21 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has launched its consultation on the...

ISED unveils spectrum licensing and fee updates

telecom | 05/09/2022 4:57 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will replace radio licences with...

ISED contributes $80M to fund cyber security project 

Media | 02/17/2022 5:16 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development announced Thursday that it would allocate some $80 million to the  National Cybersecurity Consortium to establish the Cyber Security Innovation Network.  "In order to expand Canada's national cyber security...

ISED proposes to keep 3500 Mhz set-aside rules in 3800 Mhz auction consultation doc

telecom | 12/20/2021 4:33 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is...

OpenMedia criticizes Libs for abandoning promise to lower connectivity bills

telecom | 12/17/2021 3:10 pm EST

Lobby group OpenMedia chastised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday for...

Court denies China Mobile request for stay of Gov. order to vacate

telecom | 12/08/2021 10:49 am EST

A telecommunications provider owned by the Chinese government has lost its...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

ISED launches new spectrum consultations, decides to forego consultations on residual spectrum auctions

telecom | 08/04/2021 6:37 pm EDT

The federal government Wednesday launched a trio of consultation documents on spectrum policy that it says is aimed at freeing up the valuable resource for use by rural...

Cogeco getting millions more in high-speed funding

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:53 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is getting more than $40 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Quebec. ...

ISED approves Freedom spectrum licence subordination in British Columbia

telecom | 05/21/2021 4:42 pm EDT

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has approved the subordination of two spectrum licences held by Freedom Mobile.  In its decision released Thursday, ISED said it reviewed an application from Freedom, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc., and mining company Teck Resources Limited to subdivide two spectrum licences held by freedom in British Columbia and to subordinate one subdivided licence in each band to Teck. The first licence is in the...

ISED triples spectrum available for Wi-Fi

telecom | 05/19/2021 5:59 pm EDT

The federal government is making more spectrum available to increase competition, rural connectivity and the effective deployment of Wi-Fi and 5G technologies. On Wednesday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry...

Feds launch new cyber security program

telecom | 05/06/2021 5:15 pm EDT

The federal government is looking to enter a multi-year funding agreement with experts who will form its new Cyber Security Innovation Network. The four-year, $80 million investment to support three or more Canadian centres of...

Majority of Canadian mobile wireless prices second-highest internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/04/2021 8:10 pm EDT

The average Canadian mobile wireless prices rank the second highest internationally in four of seven service “baskets,” and remains in the middle-high range for the...

Cogeco, Xplornet get $81.36 million in connectivity funding

Media | 05/04/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. and Xplornet Inc. are getting a combined $81.36 million to connect more than 18,000 households to high-speed internet in the Outaouais region of Quebec.  The funding announcement from...

Telus and Sogetel getting $38 million for high-speed connectivity projects

telecom | 05/03/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Sogetel Inc. are each getting millions to connect 2,850 houses in Quebec to high-speed internet by September 2022 for a total cost of $38 million, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) announced Monday.  Quebec-based Sogetel is set to receive the majority of the funding from a joint investment made as part of “Canada-Quebec Operation High Speed”, as it gets $21.3 million towards its $25.9 million project.  Sogetel will connect 2,400 households in...

ISED rejects request to delay 3500 MHz auction following MVNO decision

telecom | 04/29/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has rejected a call by the...

ISED proposes new official language rules for antenna consultations

telecom | 03/18/2021 4:10 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is proposing new official languages requirements for consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems across Canada. ...