Cable & Telecom

Commission fines first text-spammers

GATINEAU - The CRTC announced two numbered companies operating as 514-BILLETS, whose main business is concert and sporting event ticket resale, agreed to resolve their alleged violations of Canada's anti-spam legislation for $100,000.An investigation launched by the CRTC's chief compliance and enforcement officer alleged that the companies failed to comply with various requirements of the legislation between July 2014 and January 2016, reads the Commission’s release. “During this period, the company allegedly sent text messages without the recipient's consent, without information identifying the person who sent the messages, and without information enabling the recipient to readily contact the sender.”In recognition...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.