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CRTC reviewing controversial 'zero-rating' in internet plans

CBC.ca - ‎May 30, 2016‎
"This consultation will enable us to better understand the potential benefits and risks to consumers, application providers and internet service providers," said CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais in a news release earlier this month that announced the review.

CRTC Announces First Recipients of Prizes for Academic Research

Broadcaster - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today announced the first-ever winners of the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research.
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CRTC to add new area codes in four provinces

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
The CRTC is establishing relief planning committees to evaluate various options and make recommendations. Those interested in participating in these processes can contact the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) by telephone at 613-563-7242 or ...
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CRTC pushes cable providers, public to tell all about new $25 basic TV packs

CBC.ca - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The CRTC introduced regulations last year that required service providers to offer an affordable "skinny" basic TV package for $25 or less by March 1. They also had to let customers top up the plan with individual pick-and-pay or small channel bundles.

CRTC names winners of prize for academic research

Telecompaper (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the first-ever winners of the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research.
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Two studies, two think tanks, same conclusion – CRTC needs reform

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Two studies released Wednesday - one from the C.D. Howe Institute, and another from the Fraser Institute - say Canada's broadcasting laws and regulations are outdated and are not keeping up with the pace of technological change in the industry.

CRTC may pull plug on pick-and-pay cable packages when Blais departs, expert predicts

bnn.ca - ‎May 26, 2016‎
On Tuesday, the CRTC announced it will hold a public hearing in September to evaluate the implementation of pick-and-pay services.

Canadians could soon receive mandatory text alerts in emergencies

CBC.ca - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The CRTC is considering making emergency alerts by cellphone mandatory, meaning service providers and customers would receive notifications of floods, fires, storms and more without having to opt-in.

CRTC launches public hearing to evaluate skinny basic cable

Calgary Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
As of March 1, the CRTC mandated cable and satellite TV service providers to offer basic cable packages capped at $25 monthly and let consumers either add channels onto their subscriptions in an a-la-carte manner or through prepackaged bundles.
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CRTC to explore Net neutrality in hearing on Internet, wireless data pricing

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) received multiple complaints after Videotron introduced the Unlimited Music program in September and the commission said Wednesday it would rule on the Videotron case on ...

Ontario commissioner extends legal battle with CRTC chairman

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said on Wednesday that it will hold a public inquiry in the fall into the practice of “zero-rating,” which is when Internet or wireless providers exempt certain services (such as ...

CRTC directs Internet and TV providers to give refunds

CTV News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A CRTC order that was supposed to protect you from being double billed wasn't working and now the Commission has sent a strong message to companies to stop billing customers after they cancel their service.

CRTC launches public hearing to evaluate so-called skinny cable TV

Calgary Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
CTRC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks to media at the CRTC offices in Gatineau, Que., on March 19, 2015. Canada's broadcast regulator is launching a public hearing to evaluate the implementation of so-called skinny TV services.

Videotron's Unlimited Music To Receive Ruling From CRTC

Android Headlines - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that they are going to investigate the different pricing practices when it comes to wired and wireless data plans by way of a public hearing starting on October 31, 2016.

Ashby: In the CRTC's game of thrones, cable companies must lose

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Canadian content rules and CRTC regulations have ensured that Canadian producers are rewarded for creating content, so long as it's aggressively Canadian.

Crtc switch activated during fasting helps halt spread of intestinal bacteria into bloodstream

News-Medical.net - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The new study is part of an ongoing collaborative effort by the Montminy lab and the lab of Salk Professor John Thomas to pin down the mechanisms that a genetic switch in the brain called Crtc uses to control energy balance. A constant network of ...

CRTC Calls for Comments on Conditions of Licence for TV, Specialty and On-Demand

Broadcaster - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The CRTC has called for comments on standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for television stations, discretionary services (i.

Shoan launches another judicial review challenging CRTC chairman's authority

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The conflict between CRTC Ontario commissioner Raj Shoan and chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has escalated again. Earlier this month, Shoan filed another judicial review with the Federal Court of appeal once again challenging the CRTC ...
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CRTC seeks comments on neutrality of Internet data pricing plans

CanIndia News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
internet The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is examining differential pricing practices related to wireline and wireless data plans.
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