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Many Canadians are cancelling home phone service, and opting to solely have a mobile phone.

1 in 5 Canadians have ditched their landlines for cell phones

by Christina Peden The landline is beginning to go the way of the dinosaur, according to a new Statistics Canada report.  In 2013, 21% of Canadian households had eschewed their landlines in favour of their mobile, up from 13% in 2010. Unsurprisingly, cell phone-only households is most prominent among the under 35 set, with 60% […]

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.

13% of Canadian households have abandoned landline phone service

Wireless phones continue to grow in popularity in Canada. According to Statistic Canada’s Residential telephone service survey, more than three-quarters (78%) of Canadian households had a wireless phone in 2010, up from 74% in 2008.

The December 2010 survey of about 19,000 Canadian households also found that an increasing number of Canadians were abandoning home landline service.

Big four Canadian cable companies top 3.5 million phone customers

It has now been over five years since cable telephony first launched in this country and the number of Canadians receiving cable telephone service from Canada’s big four cable companies – Rogers, Shaw, Vidéotron and Cogeco – now tops 3.5 million.

Using numbers published in the respective company’s most recent financial results, Digital Home has calculated that the big four cable providers now have 3,547,003, up 18.2% from the same time in 2009 and up 46% from the same time in 2008.

Telus reports second quarter financial results

Telus Corporation last week reported its financial results and subscriber counts for the second quarter of 2010.

The company reported operating revenues of $2.398 billion for the quarter, down 0.9% from the same quarter a year earlier, however, net income jumped 21.3% in the quarter to $296 million, up from $244 million in same period a year earlier.

Shaw tops one million landline telephone subscribers

In financial results released today, Shaw Communications announced that it now has over one million customers subscribing to its digital phone service.

As of May 31, 2010, Shaw had 1,044,410 landline telephone customers, up 45.1% from 719,376 a year earlier. The percentage of Shaw Basic cable customers who subscribe to the digital phone service now stands at 44.8%.

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