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TV subscribers dwindling, but prices rise, CRTC data shows

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
About 160,000 Canadians cancelled their TV subscription last year, but the industry managed to offset that loss by charging the remaining customers more.

CRTC rules Sugar Mobile can continue using Rogers' network, at least for now

MobileSyrup.com - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The CRTC, Canada's regulating body for the telecom industry, has given a temporary order that Sugar Mobile (which is still under a year old) can continue to use Rogers' network for roaming purposes.

CRTC Deals Crippling Blow to Community Television — Cactus

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The CRTC's June 15th decision redirects money for community TV to private news production in a handful of mid-sized Canadian cities where local news is no longer profitable for Canada's media giants, such as Rogers, Bell, Shaw, and Videotron.

CRTC says Ottawa blues station can change its tune

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
While renewing the broadcasting licence for the Torres Media Ottawa-owned station through August 31, 2023, the CRTC also deleted CIDG-FM's condition of licence relating to the broadcast of Canadian jazz and blues selections, noting a requirement in ...

CRTC Calls for Comments on APTN's Request for Change to Condition of Licence

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Application by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated relating to the national, English- and French-language specialty Category A service APTN.

“Why raid community TV?”, CACTUS asks CRTC over new policy

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The CRTC's new policy framework for local and community television is a “crippling blow” to Canada's community TV industry, says the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).

CRTC sides with Videotron on RDS fee

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The CRTC has ruled that Videotron's proposed rate increase for carriage of French-language sports services RDS and RDS2 is “more reasonable” than that proposed by the channels' parent Bell Media.

Le CRTC donne raison à Vidéotron

Le Journal de Montréal - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) vient de donner raison au câblodistributeur Vidéotron, dans un différend qui l'opposait à Bell Média concernant les hausses tarifaires exigées par cette dernière pour la ...

Battle between big, indie Internet providers heats up over proposed wholesale access rates

Financial Post - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Adrian Wyld/The Canadian PressSmaller Internet providers were baffled when the proposed wholesale rates went up almost across the board even though the CRTC indicated the existing rates were likely not just and reasonable.

Milton, Ontario chambers of commerce call on Province to make high-speed Internet a priority in rural areas

InsideHalton.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
The local politician said she delivered a message from rural Miltonians to the CRTC by sharing the results of a survey they filled out on the topic and their personal stories reflecting the importance of Internet service in their daily lives, both ...

How often are payphones used in Alberta?

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A survey done for the CRTC found that only 32 per cent of Canadians used a payphone even once in the last year, compared to 50 per cent who reported occasional use in 2004.

Seven Canadian Companies Fined $1.28 Million for Unsolicited Telemarketing Campaigns

Lexology (registration) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Since March 30, 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued C$1.28 million in fines to seven Canadian companies for operating unsolicited telemarketing campaigns.
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Governments spend $180M on high-speed internet in Ontario

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
A $180 million investment from the the governments of Canada and Ontario is expected to bring high-speed internet to more than 300 rural communities in Southwestern Ontario.
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Canada is reverting to its pre-1992 telecom conditions

The Globe and Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
We believe the BCE/MTS deal offers a unique opportunity for the federal government, the CRTC, competition regulators and all Canadians to review the monopolization and market power held in the hands of a few, and to prevent Canada's reversion to ...

Are You Compliant With Canada's Anti-Spam Law? Expect The Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits To Start Next Year

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The CRTC provided guidelines in 2014 to ensure compliance with CASL, recommending that businesses appoint a chief compliance officer and conduct risk assessments to identify potential risks of violation.

Composites recycling center gives update on first product in joint meeting with Clallam County and Port of Port ...

Peninsula Daily - ‎20 hours ago‎
Larsen said he hopes the CRTC will be processing 5 million pounds of carbon-fiber scrap material after five years, at which time its new port-owned quarters will be too small and, Larsen predicted, the CRTC will have to move into a larger facility.
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Google updates Nexus phones to warn users of incoming spam calls

MobileSyrup.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
The update should come as a welcome addition to Nexus owners. Despite the efforts of the CRTC, spam calls are still commonplace in Canada - especially ones that originate outside of Canada, attempting to seduce callers with free cruises to Barbados ...

Telus Corp claims new refund regulations will cost the company 'tens of millions'

Financial Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The decision stemmed from a dispute between Quebecor Inc.-owned Vidéotron and Bell Canada, but the CRTC expanded it to include all service providers.

Regulating the Internet is an obsolete throwback plan

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A recent study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives called for the CRTC to end the Digital Media Exemption Order (DMEO) and begin regulating over the top (OTT) video providers such as YouTube and Netflix.
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