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  1. CRTC Rules U.S Ads be Shown During Canadian Super Bowl Broadcast

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    Earlier this month, the CRTC announced new rules that could allow Canadians to see U.S ads during the broadcasting of the Super Bowl. Canadian broadcasters have been swapping out the sought-after American ads, deemed by the CRTC to be “an integral element of the event” and replacing them with...
  2. U.S Court of Appeals Has Ruled Against 'Fast Lanes' on the Internet: Will the CRTC Do the Same?

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    This past Tuesday, a victory was won for those in support of keeping the Internet a neutral space for the exchange of information. The U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit ruled that broadband providers cannot create “fast lanes” for the transmission of certain content, and must treat all...
  3. Following the CRTC's Ruling, Cable Providers Must Now Offer $25/Month Basic Cable Packages, Pick and Pay and Channel Bundles

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    The landscape of T.V is changing in Canada. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that as of today, Canadian TV service providers must offer consumers an affordable basic television package that costs no more than $25 per month. In addition...
  4. CRTC Launches New Code For Clearer TV Bills

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    Is your cable bill written in a shifty way? In a move to make cable tv and satellite bills clearer for consumers, last week the CRTC launched a new industry code that companies will have to adhere to when billing customers. According to the CRTC, the new bill will, among other things, require...
  5. CRTC Ruling: Big ISPs Must Share Fibre Networks with Competitors

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    The CRTC has put forth yet another ruling in favour of the little guys. Starting next year, the country’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) must share their high speed fibre networks with their smaller competitors. The ruling comes more than 6 months after the CRTC held public...
  6. CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

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    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”. According to Jean-Pierre...
  7. Canadians Urging CRTC to Ban 3-year Cell Phone Contracts

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    If being locked into a 3-year cell phone contract infuriates you to no end and you'd really like to take it out on the wireless providers, the CRTC has an open ear. Several hundred Canadians took advantage of a public consultation and wrote in to the Canadian Radio-television and...
  8. BCE Revises Astral Bid to Win CRTC Approval

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    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...
  9. CRTC Dismisses Stingray's 'Unfair Advantage' Claim Against CBC

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    Stingray Digital Group, which operates Galaxie music services, claims that CBC in launching its free music streaming service in February, has an unfair advantage because it has access to government funding. The private broadcaster also said CBC's copyright licence fees are set at preferential...