Canadian Telcos Lose Court Appeal Over CRTC Wireless Code

In news that’s sure to please Canadians everywhere (particularly those of us still trapped in 3-year contracts with our wireless providers), the country’s most powerful telecomm companies have lost their court appeal over the final implementation date of the CRTC’s national wireless code. The code, which came into effect in December 2013, states that wireless […]

Consumers Invited to Comment on Canadian TV Code

Consumers invited to comment on creation of Canadian TV Code of Conduct for service providers, by the CRTC.

CRTC Regulates Rates and Big Cell Phone Players

Today, the CRTC determined it necessary to regulate the wholesale roaming rates of Canada’s three largest cell phone carriers in order to foster greater competition in the Canadian mobile market.

CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published its Three-Year Plan, setting out the key activities it intends to undertake from 2015 to 2018 in order to ensure that Canadians have access to a “world-class communication system”.

CRTC Lowering Rates for Internet Services in Northern Canada

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today required Northwestel to lower the rates for certain residential Internet services by 10 to 30%.

CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

The CRTC today kicked off hearings that could determine the future of internet service in Canada. The purpose of the hearings is to determine how much access small internet service providers should have to high-speed service across the country. A few years ago, the regulatory body introduced rules that forced the large telcos to share […]

Canadians will no longer need to give 30-days notice to cancel TV, internet or phone service

Looks like another strike for the Big Three telcos. The CRTC today announced that Canadians will no longer have to give their provider advance notice if they would like to cancel their television subscription service. This is the first, of presumably many, decisions to come out of the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” public hearings that […]

CRTC kicks off hearings on the future of Canadian television

The CRTC yesterday commenced hearings to determine the future of television in Canada. The broadcast regulator will be hearing proposals from companies and individuals; the outcome of these hearings could heavily alter the way television content is delivered to Canadians. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has indicated that certain rules currently protecting specific channels or broadcasters […]

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