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BASIC SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Commission launches new $750 million fund to get to 50 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up, everywhere
GATINEU – The CRTC today declared that broadband access is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians, that it is setting new speed targets while also creating a new fund that will invest up to $750 million over and Read more

Police have enough power, court orders still required, network owners tell Ottawa
Carriers shouldn’t be forced to hold customer data OTTAWA – Communications service providers shouldn’t be forced to hold onto subscriber metadata for police access for lengthy periods of time, Rogers Communications has Read more

LES INDÉPENDANTES : Fibre à chaque dernière ferme, grange ou commerce
QUELLES QUE SOIENT LES nouvelles obligations au service de base que le CRTC impose aux compagnies de téléphone et FSI canadiens, Quadro Communications est plus que prête. Read more

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All the best for 2017
AFTER AN EXTREMELY busy and stressful 2016 we know from talking to folks lately that just about everyone is really looking forward to a little down time with their families this holiday season. Read more

TekSavvy credits CRTC for move to lower customers’ bills
CHATHAM – TekSavvy's Internet customers will soon have a little more money in their pockets after being told by the company that it will cut prices starting in January. Read more

CBSC raps radio host’s comments; TV broadcaster’s early airing of violent movie
OTTAWA – A radio host’s comments called a contest’s random selection process in to question, and a violent movie should have been delayed until after 9:00 PM, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled in two separate Read more

ACTRA says CRTC's Super Bowl simsub decision threatens Canadian creative sector jobs
TORONTO – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has joined the fight against the CRTC’s decision to ban simultaneous substitution of the upcoming Super Bowl broadcast. Read more

SoundCloud next to join Videotron’s Unlimited Music service
MONTREAL - Videotron has added music streaming service SoundCloud to its controversial Unlimited Music service. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk Day set for January 25
MONTREAL - The seventh annual Bell Let's Talk Day will take place on January 25, 2017, Bell confirmed Wednesday. Read more

Anglophones own more portable devices; Boomers love their iPads: MTM reports
OTTAWA – While both the English and French language markets in Canada use the Internet as an important source for media, Boomers say newspaper subscriptions are still important, according to two new reports from Media Technology Monitor Read more

SaskTel boosts Internet speeds in two more communities
REGINA - SaskTel has rolled out faster high speed Internet service in Hudson Bay and Flying Dust IR. Read more

CRTC oks BDU ownership, control transfer from MTS to Bell; full deal still awaiting Competition Bureau approval
OTTAWA – The CRTC has given MTS the go ahead to transfer ownership and effective control of its licensed terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings operating in Winnipeg and surrounding areas to Bell Canada. Read more

McDonald named Super Channel’s COO amidst restructuring
EDMONTON – Super Channel has promoted Don McDonald to COO as part of a number of new staff appointments announced this week. Read more

Canadian Broadcast Sales president Patrick Grierson to step down
TORONTO - Canadian Broadcast Sales founder and president Patrick Grierson will retire from the national radio sales organization on May 31, 2017. Read more

More ‘Kim’s Convenience’ coming to CBC
TORONTO - CBC has ordered a second season of original comedy Kim’s Convenience, the public broadcaster confirmed Tuesday. Read more

New satellite launch expected to triple capacity at Xplornet
WOODSTOCK, NB - Xplornet Communications is tripling its current satellite Internet capacity thanks to the launch of a new bird this week. Read more

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