Report Reveals Top 5 Online Activities Conducted by People in Canada

Today, two weeks before the beginning of a public hearing being held on telecommunication services in Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced they have added a public opinion research report to the public record of its proceedings, in turn revealing a bit about how people in Canada use their computers and phones. […]

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 Wireless Code Allows Cancellation of Cell Phone Contracts After 2-Years

The new wireless code introduced by the CRTC on June 3rd enables Canadians to cancel their cell phone contracts after two years. Before you call up your wireless provider, note that the code will apply to new contracts for cell phones and other personal mobile devices starting on December 2, 2013. “Every day, Canadians rely […]

BCE and Astral Continue to Address CRTC’s Merger Concerns

BCE and Astral Media are moving forward in addressing submissions in preparation for the CRTC hearing that begins May 6 in Montréal. Both organizations have replied to interventions filed with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as part of the review process to cement the proposed merger embarked upon in March 2012. “Astral and Bell […]

BCE Revises Astral Bid to Win CRTC Approval

After an outright rejection from the CRTC against the proposed merger with Astral Media in mid-October, BCE wants to get back to the bargaining table. The CEO of BCE, George Cope and his team have tabled a new proposal to meet the regulatory requirements set forth by the CRTC and in so doing show that […]

BCE & Astral Extend Merger Closing Date to Dec. 16

BCE and Astral will buy some time by extending the closing date of the proposed merger to December 16th. With last week’s CRTC ruling denying regulatory approval for the $3.4 billion merger, BCE is pulling out the stops. Another option still available is appealing the decision to the Federal Court of Appeal. Interestingly, Rogers was […]

Frazzled by Your Cell Phone Bill? Tell it to the CRTC.

If you have a legitimate beef with how cell phone providers charge for their services, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is quite interested. Many Canadians are still confused about their mobile phone contracts, how particular items are billed and even what some of the terms mean. In an effort to build a new […]

BCE Plans to Rival Netflix

George Cope, CEO of BCE, said that if the acquisition of Astral Media goes through, a made-in-Canada competitor to Netflix, available in English and French, will be launched. In defending BCE’s purchase of Astral at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on Sept. 10th, Cope said the competitive service will be available on demand, […]

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