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

bnn.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
Canada's broadcast regulator will likely cancel its so-called pick-and-pay cable rules after current chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais' term ends in July 2017, broadcast lawyer and consultant Peter Miller predicts.
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CRTC calls TV companies in for public hearings on $25 basic packages

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
CBC News reported on May 13 that the CRTC asked TV providers questions about their $25 basic packages including price. The answers to those questions were to be published online and the public given the opportunity to comment electronically by June ...

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.
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Canada should ease regulations on traditional broadcasters, two think tanks say.

Toronto Star - ‎10 hours ago‎
On-demand digital video and audio providers are exempt from Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission regulations that require licensed broadcasters to pay into a fund that subsidizes production of original domestic programming.
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Content quotas and ownership restrictions for Canadian broadcasters are outdated and should be abolished: C.D. Howe

Financial Post - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Last year, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission began to relax Canadian content regulations, getting rid of daytime quotas for local channels - but the report says the CRTC should go one step further and get rid of them ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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Efforts underway to eliminate Amber Alert bloopers

Toronto Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is already working on that pilot project.
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CRTC estimates $3.3M in costs to investigate, enforce National Do Not Call List

CTV News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- The CRTC estimates it will cost the broadcast regulator $3.3 million this year to investigate alleged violations of the National Do Not Call List and enforce the program.

Ontario's VMedia enters Alberta, will take on Shaw and Telus for home telecom services

Calgary Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
VMedia - a small Internet service provider based in Toronto - received permission last year from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to offer its Internet-based TV services across the country. In addition to Alberta, it ...

Halton Region wants wireless service providers to participate in Canada's National Public Alerting System

InsideHalton.com - ‎May 24, 2016‎
It passed a resolution Wednesday (May 18) to provide feedback to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as it looks for public input by May 30 on the role the wireless industry can play in make the alerting system even ...

CRTC demands 'skinny' TV details from companies as part of annual broadcast licence renewals

Financial Post - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission tacked the requirement to reveal details on so-called “skinny” TV packages to its annual broadcast licence renewal process, with the goal of releasing the information to the public for ...

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-May 25

Daily Mail - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Broadcast regulator Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission wants to know how pick-and-pay television is working out so far, and is calling Canada's largest cable and satellite distributors to account for the way they've rolled out ...
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Manitoba NDP opposes Bell's deal to buy MTS

Globalnews.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
WINNIPEG - Manitoba New Democrats called on the Progressive Conservative government Tuesday to oppose the proposed takeover by Bell of Manitoba Telecom Services, or MTS. NDP legislature member Jim Maloway said the loss of a regional cell ...
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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.

Rejecting Bell's broadband fight sends a clear signal: Geist

Toronto Star - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Last week, the government ended months of speculation by rejecting a Bell cabinet appeal of a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision on broadband infrastructure. In July, the Commission extended open access ...
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John Ivison: Kevin O'Leary's mission to bring 'adult supervision' to Ottawa is about to start in earnest

National Post - ‎May 23, 2016‎
O'Leary's practical solution is to encourage private-sector investment, using tax breaks such as accelerated capital cost allowances, particularly in industries like telecoms where he says regulation by the Canadian Radio-television and ...
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CBC applies to change broadcasting licenses, extend right to air national radio ads

Financial Post - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The decision to air commercial advertising on public radio - for the first time in Canada in more than three decades - was not without controversy.

CRTC chief deems Internet a necessity

Manitoba Co-operator - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A mid-hearing speech, made by the chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, is welcome news to rural advocates of digital equality.

Liberals Signal New Telecom Policy, Promote Open Access

TheTyee.ca - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The CRTC decision means that companies such as Bell will be required to share their fibre networks with other carriers on a wholesale basis.
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