CRTC Begins Three-Week Hearing on Internet Services in Canada, Looking at Whether High-Speed Services Should be Considered a Right

Today, the CRTC began its three-week hearing on Internet Services in Canada, looking at whether high-speed Internet should be deemed a basic right.

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 Completes Plan to Bring Internet to Remote Communities in Canada Via Bell, MTS and Telus

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that the introduction of Internet services to many rural communities in Canada is now complete.

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 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 […]

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 […]

CRTC Begins Public Hearing on Wireless Code

The CRTC has started a week of public hearings for a proposed wireless code, with 3-year cellphone contracts dominating the agenda. Held in Gatineau, Quebec from February 11-15, the regulator is determined to establish a set of national standards for the content and clarity of cellphone contracts. “Our consultation has attracted a lot of attention […]

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, […]