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%.

Unlimited Internet Access Available with Revamped Packages from Rogers

New, revamped internet packages are being introduced by Rogers with the introduction of the Rogers Ignite plan,which has just been made available to consumers across Canada.

Mobile devices have nearly doubled the time Canadians spend online

A new report has revealed just how much time Canadians are spending online. Hint: it`s a lot. According to measurement firm comScore, there were almost 28 million Canadians accessing the internet with a computer as of August. They spent an average of 39 hours a month on the web when using a desktop or laptop. […]

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 seeks to end Nortwestel telephone monopoly in Northern Canada

In a Telecom ruling handed down today, the CRTC says it will open up Canada’s North to local telephone competition starting next May.

The federal regulator says residents in many parts of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut will have the option to choose from competing telephone service providers as of May 1, 2012.

Important CRTC Decisions over the last five years

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is federal agency responsible for regulating and supervising the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

The regulator`s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public.

Netflix not hurting anyone says CRTC

The CRTC said this week that it could not find any evidence that Netflix and other foreign Over the Top (OTT) media providers were having a negative impact on the Canadian broadcasting industry.

In releasing the results of its fact-finding exercise on Internet and mobile content, the federal regulator wrote that there was “no clear evidence” that Canadians were cancelling their television subscriptions because of OTT services.

Shaw unveils new Internet and digital television bundles

Canada’s largest Internet Service provider Shaw Communications this week announced new broadband internet and television pricing bundles which the company says were developed after five weeks of customer consultation during February and March.

In addition to the new bundles, the company also announced that existing customers can keep their existing internet packages with the added bonus that their data caps will be more than twice their current levels.

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