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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 focus more on the role of innovation and change, according to a Canadian competition and regulatory lawyer. Lawson Hunter, a former senior civil servant involved in...

“A very strong opening” to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisor

Media | 05/12/2022 5:49 pm EDT

The recent move by Canada's competition watchdog to block the pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc by Rogers Communications Inc. shows that the bureau is "aiming...

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...

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 he called "rumours" that the company – alongside Shaw Communication Inc. – have presented a plan to the federal government that would see Xplornet Communications Inc. take over Shaw's Freedom...

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...

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 Minister François-Philippe Champagne, in which he said he would not allow the 'wholesale' transfer of Shaw Communications Inc.'s spectrum assets to Rogers as part of the...

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...

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 meet high journalistic standards,” and the Online Streaming Act should be amended to ensure...

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...

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 a December decision that upheld a 2020 CRTC move to slash the company's long distance call termination rate by 74 per cent, and found that the company had granted itself an undue advantage by...

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...

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 wireless and internet prices, calling for a price cap on billing. “They do it in the States,...

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...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers-Shaw merger will result in content exclusivity, “force” consumer to switch services: Telus

Media | 11/23/2021 6:10 pm EST

Telus Corp. executives told the CTRC that if the commission approves its acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s broadcasting assets,   Rogers Communications Inc. will...

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....

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 Federation (PIAC-NPF) to delay the hearings into the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc. Earlier this month PIAC-NPF argued before the CRTC...

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...

UPDATED: Board can’t change “at the stroke of a pen”: RCI    

Media | 11/01/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Lawyers for Edward Rogers are arguing that the recently ousted chairman of...

Rogers family feud to be heard in BC court Monday

telecom | 10/27/2021 12:32 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear submissions regarding the legality of ousted chairman Edward Rogers' attempt to replace five of the company’s independent directors next week, as the battle for company control continues. Rogers made the announcement in a...

Two separate Boards claim authority over Rogers 

telecom | 10/25/2021 10:22 am EDT

Ousted Rogers Communication Inc. chairman Edward Rogers intends to initiate proceedings in the British...

Edward Rogers strikes back, seeks to remake Rogers board

Media | 10/22/2021 9:08 am EDT

In the latest twist in an increasingly public rift in one of Canada's...

CRTC rejects Rogers request for interveners at Shaw merger hearing

telecom | 10/14/2021 1:58 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for several third-party interveners to appear at an upcoming Nov. 22 hearing into the company's acquisition of Shaw...

Rogers expands 5G in 11 Quebec cities

telecom | 10/13/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. extended its 5G network in Quebec which now reaches more than 90 communities...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

Media | 10/13/2021 6:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Rogers CFO leaving the company

Media | 09/30/2021 10:27 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday evening that CFO Tony Staffieri has left his post after...

Rogers expands 5G network in Nova Scotia

telecom | 09/23/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has expanded its 5G network in the Halifax, N.S., region.  Rogers said in...

Rogers extends modem migration deadline

telecom | 09/21/2021 4:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has told the CRTC the pandemic has slowed work down after it was asked by the...

Bell, Telus and PIAC want CRTC to deny Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw’s broadcasting interests

telecom | 09/14/2021 7:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., considered to be two of Rogers Communications Inc.’s greatest competitors, have asked the CRTC to deny Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Election outcome won’t stop Rogers-Shaw deal: Rogers CFO

Media | 09/13/2021 6:05 pm EDT

Whatever the outcome of the vote after polls close in the Sept. 20 federal election, it won't have much of an effect on regulatory approval of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by...

Singh says he’ll oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 09/10/2021 2:46 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first party leader to explicitly oppose the proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Telecom regulation more ‘benign’: analyst

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Telecoms shares have continued to track higher thanks to a regulatory backdrop which “has turned much more benign,” according to an industry analyst. Thursday National Bank of Canada analyst Adam Shine issued a note that...

Conservatives would reject mergers impacting competition: O’Toole

telecom | 09/07/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said during a press conference on...

Telecoms say no need for additional accessibility requirements; advocates disagree

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:28 pm EDT

Canada’s telecommunications companies are recommending that the CRTC refrain from mandating additional accessible plans for Canadians with disabilities  and discounts to...

Telecom unions want govt. action on jobs outsourcing

telecom | 09/03/2021 4:33 pm EDT

Two telecommunication workers’ unions, Unifor and the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), have partnered up to demand the federal government step in to minimize the outsourcing of Canadian jobs overseas in the telecom...

Rogers claims Yorkville MDU owner playing ignorant to stall CRTC proceeding

telecom | 08/31/2021 4:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is calling out a Toronto developer’s so-called...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

After Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from...

Tell us more about Rogers facilities in our building: MDU owner 

Media | 08/24/2021 5:28 pm EDT

In its response to a Rogers Communications Inc. request to the CRTC asking...

CRTC to hold hearing on Rogers-Shaw merger, opens consultation

Media | 08/12/2021 1:00 pm EDT

The CRTC will hold hearings on whether Rogers Communications Inc. may...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29...

Rogers files another MDU access complaint

telecom | 08/10/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to force a high-rise building owner in Toronto, ON, to give...

Eyes on Quebecor following 3500 MHz auction

telecom | 07/30/2021 6:25 pm EDT

As the dust settles on the results of the 3,500 MHz auction announced Thursday, much of the initial interest amongst analysts and industry watchers has centered not on the $7.31 billion spent by the so-called big three incumbents -- BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc, and...

BREAKING: 3500 MHz auction nets $8.9B, $7.3B from incumbents

telecom | 07/29/2021 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

Rogers reports spike in wireless subscribers and rise in profit for Q2

Media | 07/21/2021 6:52 pm EDT

The return of the Toronto Blue Jays has caused Rogers Communications...

Rogers claims Saint John developer ignoring CRTC proceeding

telecom | 07/21/2021 6:11 pm EDT

In its ongoing effort to gain access to multiple apartment buildings in Saint John, N.B., Rogers Communications Inc. said in a reply filed with the CRTC Tuesday that a representative of IronGate Developments has not officially responded to its application.  The...

Q2 telecom earnings could be sign of recovery: Analysis

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:46 pm EDT

The telecom sector is on track to rebound following a bleak 2019 and 2020, according to an analysis of the industry halfway through the 2021 financial year.  “Halfway through the year, we see...

Quebec judge ups claims cap in Rogers termination fee class action

telecom | 07/09/2021 5:05 pm EDT

Quebec’s Superior Court has granted an increase in the number of total...

Bell, Rogers announce rural connectivity investments 

telecom | 07/07/2021 4:48 pm EDT

Work to upgrade the wireless networks of communities in British Columbia and homes and businesses in rural Ontario is coming along according to two of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies....

Shaw reports rise in profits for third quarter

telecom | 07/02/2021 12:53 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported a large spike in profit for its third quarter of the year on...

Rogers backs Telus in Wireless Review decision challenge

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:50 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has voiced its support for Telus Corp.'s Federal...

Rogers renews request to CRTC for building access in N.B.

Media | 05/31/2021 2:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is repeating its request that the CRTC help it...

GoldTV blocking order survives TekSavvy appeal

Media | 05/26/2021 6:41 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order to stand,...

Interventions filed in favour of Bell penalty for delays to support structure access

telecom | 05/19/2021 6:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. rival Rogers Communications Inc. and a number of other groups are...

62k sign petition against Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 05/18/2021 5:33 pm EDT

A coalition of four separate advocacy groups Tuesday delivered a 62,000 signature-strong petition to the Competition Bureau, asking the regulator to block Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. According to a release from the groups OpenMedia, ACORN Canada, Leadnow, and North99, the petitions "argue that this buyout will make connectivity in Canada even more expensive by cutting down the already-limited number of options available to people in the telecom market." “The sheer number of signatures delivered today makes one thing clear: Canadians are...