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Feds meet with telecoms over Hurricane Fiona, NS premier unimpressed

telecom | 09/30/2022 12:58 pm EDT

Heads of Canada's major telecommunications companies met with federal officials Wednesday evening to discuss the failures of the system in the Atlantic provinces as a result...

Cell phone, internet service still out in many parts of Atlantic Canada

telecom | 09/26/2022 5:27 pm EDT

Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec last weekend and service for cell and internet customers has still not fully recovered. Authorities could...

Rogers gets details on how Quebecor-Freedom deal harms competition

telecom | 09/13/2022 4:44 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau responded Monday to Rogers Communications Inc.’s...

Rogers wants more details on how Québecor-Freedom deal allegedly harms competition

Media | 09/09/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. wants competition commissioner Matthew Boswell...

OneSoccer has “limited appeal” to Canadians, Rogers tells CRTC in carriage dispute

Media | 09/09/2022 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is arguing to the CRTC...

CRTC to arbitrate Rogers dispute over Family Channel

Media | 09/08/2022 4:50 pm EDT

In a Sept. 6 letter, the CRTC has accepted a request from Rogers Communications Inc. for final offer...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one of Canada's largest independent ISPs, Distributel Ltd., for an undisclosed number. The deal, which is subject to approval by the Competition Bureau, is expected to...

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has more time to close its acquisition deal with...

CNOC displeased with Rogers’ secrecy in outage

telecom | 08/31/2022 4:58 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) is calling on the CRTC to force Rogers Communications...

Rogers disclosure on outage, CRTC process not good enough: PIAC

telecom | 08/26/2022 4:57 pm EDT

Again dissatisfied with the redactions in Rogers Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers answers CRTC request for information on July outage

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:44 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. filed a second response to a confidential Aug. 5...

CRTC puts out request for information on wholesale wireless 

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a request for information from the incumbent wireless...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

telecom | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Quebecor inks agreement to buy Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

telecom | 08/12/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Shaw Communications Inc. have formally inked a deal that would see Quebecor purchase Shaw's Freedom Mobile brand should regulators approve the latter's acquisition by Rogers.  In a Friday morning press release, the three...

CRTC seeks to confirm Rogers-Shaw deal on cable lines

telecom | 08/12/2022 2:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to confirm that they have...

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...

OneSoccer demands carriage on Rogers

telecom | 08/10/2022 4:22 pm EDT

An independent soccer channel is petitioning the CRTC to force Rogers Communications Inc. to carry its...

PIAC, CNOC detail disclosure request on Rogers outage 

telecom | 08/08/2022 6:54 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to mandate that...

VMedia purchase will sweeten Freedom deal for regulators: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 08/04/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO has said the company’s recent purchase of VMedia Inc. will put it in a position to bundle services and convince the regulators that its...

Bell revenues up, profits down as company releases Q2 numbers

telecom | 08/04/2022 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced revenues of $5.86 billion for the second quarter of 2022...

Rogers profit soars based off roaming and subscriber adds in second quarter

Media | 07/27/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a soaring profit margin for the...

Rogers appoints new CTO weeks after national outage

telecom | 07/21/2022 12:52 pm EDT

Rogers Communication Inc. has appointed Ron McKenzie, the company’s former president of Rogers for...

INDU to hold hearings into Rogers outage, CIRA backs full public hearing at CRTC

telecom | 07/15/2022 5:20 pm EDT

The House of Commons Industry committee will launch hearings into the...

CRTC demands answers on Rogers outage

telecom | 07/12/2022 4:57 pm EDT

In an uncommonly strongly worded letter, the CRTC has asked Rogers Communications Inc. to provide a broad...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has directed the nation's largest telecommunications companies to negotiate "mutual assistance" agreements during outages,...

Quebecor wants to make its case for Freedom divestiture to Competition Tribunal

telecom | 07/08/2022 2:15 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is asking the Competition Tribunal for permission to...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs...

Competition Bureau not satisfied with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor

Media | 07/06/2022 9:55 am EDT

In a Wednesday morning joint statement, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

PIAC looking at legal options after Heritage says GIC has no jurisdiction in Rogers-Shaw petition

Media | 06/23/2022 6:56 pm EDT

In a letter from the  Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Isabelle Mondou, the Governor in Council (GIC) has declined to intervene in the CRTC’s decision to allow the...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC denies Bell’s review and vary on toll-trunk tariff language

telecom | 06/09/2022 12:58 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a request from BCE Inc. to stay a 2021 commission order...

Rogers, Telus, want CRTC to deny TekSavvy TPIA tariff changes 

telecom | 06/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are asking the CRTC to deny a...

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau says

telecom | 06/01/2022 4:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron service is still eager to buy Freedom...

Rogers-Shaw deal on hold until Competition Tribunal proceeding

Media | 05/30/2022 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Network sharing deal with Telus strengthens Globalive bid for Freedom: analysts

telecom | 05/20/2022 4:28 pm EDT

The reported network sharing deal inked between Freedom Mobile-hopeful...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. Such a move will have grave consequences for media concentration and diversity, the politicians argue. In a 32-page report tabled Tuesday in...

Site-blocking can be used for online harms legislation: Rogers

telecom | 05/17/2022 5:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. believes that the site-blocking remedy the...

Comp. laws are too focused on price: Lawson Hunter

Media | 05/16/2022 7:21 pm EDT

Canada's competition laws have become too sensitive to price, particularly in mergers, and should instead...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

Comp. Bureau moves to block Rogers-Shaw merger; Quebecor “has apparently entered the process”: analyst

Media | 05/09/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has filed an application with the Competition Tribunal seeking a "full block" of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers...

Singh calls for halt of Rogers-Shaw merger, PIAC appeals to cabinet

Media | 04/27/2022 4:38 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

Media | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending...

Rogers boss won’t confirm Xplornet ‘rumours’

Media | 04/20/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri declined to comment on what...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only...

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite service

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:19 pm EDT

The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) is calling on the CRTC to reverse a planned service...

CRTC wants info on Yorkville MDU

telecom | 04/11/2022 4:05 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking a number of internet service providers (ISPs) to confirm whether or not they are...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s broadcasting assets, meaning that the companies have now cleared the first of three regulatory hurdles on the way to cementing the merger. In a Thursday afternoon release after...

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

Media | 03/24/2022 1:28 pm EDT

Updated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation...

Court rejects Iristel attempt to overturn CRTC decision in traffic stimulation case

telecom | 03/08/2022 4:06 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected an application by Iristel Inc. to...

INDU says Rogers-Shaw should not proceed; expressed concern about CRTC regulatory decisions

telecom | 03/04/2022 5:22 pm EST

The House of Commons Industry committee has said that Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. should not be allowed to proceed, but if it is, that...

Delay 3,800 Mhz auction until altimeter issues resolved, Sasktel tells ISED

telecom | 03/03/2022 9:52 am EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has a “simple”...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

Competition Bureau recommends overhaul of competition law

Media | 02/08/2022 5:47 pm EST

In reviewing mergers and acquisitions Canada's Competition Act should do...

ISED touts lower wireless bills, lobby group says gov. using backward looking targets

telecom | 01/28/2022 4:47 pm EST

The Government of Canada said it has delivered on...

Staffieri not pleased with cable, Rogers’ profit dip in first quarterly report as CEO

Media | 01/27/2022 5:58 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a 10 per cent...

Cogeco more interested in MVNO than Freedom

Media | 01/14/2022 5:04 pm EST

The addition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile brand, should Shaw be forced to sell it off by...

CRTC orders apartment owner to permit Rogers access

telecom | 01/14/2022 5:03 pm EST

The CRTC has told a Saint John, New Brunswick real estate developer he must offer “timely access” for...

BREAKING: Staffieri confirmed as Rogers CEO

telecom | 01/10/2022 5:58 pm EST

Tony Staffieri had been appointed as President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., the company announced Monday evening in a press release.  The announcement concludes a process began in November when Staffieri was appointed interim CEO alongside the ouster of...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

Iristel takes CRTC traffic stimulation decision to Federal Court of Appeal

telecom | 01/05/2022 2:59 pm EST

While it is asking the CRTC for guidelines on how to comply with a recent...

867 traffic stimulation fight now focuses on conference calling

telecom | 01/04/2022 5:05 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has asked for guidance from the CRTC in seeking to comply with...

Revenues dropped in 2020, EBITDA margins increased in 2020: CRTC CMR report

telecom | 12/15/2021 6:00 pm EST

Overall, telecommunications companies pulled in some $53.4 billion in 2020,...

CRTC denies French-language organization request to intervene late in Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 12/15/2021 4:53 pm EST

The CRTC denied a Quebec organization representing French-language broadcasters its request to submit interventions on Rogers-Shaw merger past deadline, claiming the...

ISED approves Rogers spectrum subordination in Yukon

telecom | 12/15/2021 3:31 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved the subordination...

Interveners not swayed by Rogers-Shaw arguments at CRTC merger hearing

Media | 12/14/2021 6:04 pm EST

Numerous interveners of the CRTC's Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Singh calls for price caps on wireless and internet bills, opposes Shaw takeover

telecom | 12/07/2021 5:01 pm EST

OTTAWA – NDP leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his party’s call for lower...

Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

telecom | 12/02/2021 5:48 pm EST

Of Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is...

Dépatie in as new Rogers home COO

Media | 12/02/2021 5:22 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that Robert Dépatie is joining the company as...

Rogers keeps mum on post-ouster Natale consultation fee

Media | 11/30/2021 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.  has declined to adjust its calculation of the...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers Communications Inc. gaining 47 per cent of the English-language broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) market, according to representatives of BCE Inc., who Thursday asked CRTC commissioners not to approve their...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. sought to convince CRTC officials that a merger of their two companies would be a boon for Canadian television programming in the face of increased competition from U.S.-based over-the-top streaming...

CRTC approves Rogers modem transition

telecom | 11/19/2021 4:08 pm EST

The CRTC has ruled that the time frame set out by Rogers Communications Inc. to stop activating and stop...

Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing now has ‘extra element of intrigue’: analyst

Media | 11/17/2021 11:49 am EST

The Tuesday night announcement of the departure of Rogers Communications...

CRTC denies request for delay in Roger-Shaw hearing

Media | 11/15/2021 9:56 am EST

The CRTC has denied a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Competitive pay-telephone service provider tells CRTC Bell should pay its bills

telecom | 11/08/2021 9:49 am EST

An Ontario-based pay-telephone owner and competitive pay-telephone service...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Delay Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing until its clear who controls Rogers: PIAC  

Media | 11/01/2021 5:35 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to delay a hearing on the proposed Shaw Communications Inc. merger with Rogers Communications Inc. until it becomes...