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Bridging the Digital Divide: "There’s no business case for that"
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TPIA: Cablecos tell cabinet they'll have to lower network investment
GATINEAU – Canada’s major cable carriers (Eastlink, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron) Wednesday made the point to federal cabinet that all the CRTC decision on new third party internet access aggregated wholesale rates does is Read more

TPIA: Bell files petition to Cabinet to overturn wholesale rates decision
GATINEAU – A day after getting a month delay to file its Review and Vary application to the CRTC on the final rates it set for aggregated wholesale high-speed access services, Bell Canada filed a an official Petition to Cabinet to overturn the Read more

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Better rural networks "can't come fast enough," says CRTC's Seidl
CRTC Broadband Fund calls for more applications GATINEAU — The CRTC today issued its second call for applications to the Broadband Fund, widening the eligibility of projects to include those that promise to improve broadband access in Read more

TPIA: CRTC extends deadline, but saves Christmas for regulatory groups
GATINEAU – When the CRTC issued decision 2019-288 in August 2019, its decision on third party internet access wholesale rates, everyone grasped the complexity of the file but perhaps not all had considered the complexity of concurring Read more

Leclerc to buy Montreal classical music station
MONTREAL – Leclerc Communications’ desire to get into Quebec's largest market may cost Montreal listeners their classical music station. Read more

Toronto’s Beanfield Technologies acquired by US investor
BOCA RATON, FL and TORONTO — Global digital infrastructure investor Digital Colony announced Tuesday afternoon it is acquiring independent fibre-optic network provider Beanfield Technologies Inc. Read more

Anthem’s Game+ Network launches on Videotron; GameTV now available in HD
TORONTO — Videotron subscribers can now access Anthem Sports & Entertainment’s Game+ network, which is available during a free preview period until February 3, 2020. Read more

5G will have significant economic benefits for both cities and rural communities: CWTA
OTTAWA — Regardless of where they live, Canadians can look forward to enjoying significant economic and quality-of-life benefits as 5G technology is deployed across the country, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Read more

Indigenous music contributed $78 million to Canadian economy in 2018, says new report
WINNIPEG — A first-of-its-kind study published by APTN reveals the Indigenous music industry contributed a total of almost $78 million to Canada’s economy in 2018. Read more

Rogers invests $16.5 million in Kelowna network improvements
KELOWNA — Rogers Communications is investing $16.5 million to enhance wireless service in the Kelowna area of B.C., which will provide new coverage and more reliable connectivity for Rogers and Fido customers, the company announced Read more

Walmart selects Telus Health solution to manage pharmacy locations in Quebec
MONTREAL — Walmart Canada announced Wednesday it will use Telus Health’s pharmacy management solution, Ubik, for all of its Accès pharma locations throughout the province of Quebec. Read more

Canadian Music Week conference delegate passes now on sale
TORONTO — Those planning to attend next year’s Canadian Music Week conference can now purchase their delegate passes for a super early bird rate until December 15. Read more

Denis Dubois appointed VP of original content for Quebecor
MONTREAL — Having resigned as programming director at Quebec’s public TV channel, Télé-Québec, a month ago, Denis Dubois has now been appointed as the new vice-president of original content at Quebecor Content, effective November 25. Read more

Telus invests $500,000 to bring high-speed wireless to remote BC community
VANCOUVER — The remote Indigenous community of Ahousaht, located off the west coast of Tofino on Vancouver Island, is getting high-speed wireless voice, text and Internet service for the first time, thanks to a $500,000 investment in a new cell Read more

CMF awards $6.5 million in funding to 27 projects
TORONTO — In its latest round of funding, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) is investing a total of $6.5 million in 27 projects through its Francophone Minority Program and Diverse Languages Program, CMF announced last week. Read more

OUTtvGo orders ‘Avocado Toast the series’
TORONTO — OUTtv’s streaming service, OUTtvGo, has ordered an original short-form series called Avocado Toast the series from the creative team of Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch. Read more

Disney+ now streaming in Canada
The Disney+ streaming service launched Tuesday morning in North America, offering movies and TV content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, all for $8.99 per month in Canada. Read more

Corus launches podcast devoted to comics, superheroes and sci-fi
TORONTO — Toronto radio personality ‘Fearless’ Fred Kennedy is now hosting a brand-new podcast from Corus Entertainment that is dedicated to all things comics, superheroes, fantasy and sci-fi. Read more

CBC partners with Norwegian newspaper for new Hunting Warhead podcast
TORONTO — CBC announced Tuesday the worldwide release of the new Hunting Warhead true crime podcast series, an international co-production between CBC Podcasts and Norway’s Verdens Gang (VG) newspaper. Read more

More than $5 million in music-licensing revenue collected by Entandem since its July launch
TORONTO — The simplified music-licensing process that resulted from the creation of Entandem, a joint venture between rights management organization SOCAN and music-licensing company Re:Sound, seems to be paying off. Read more

Freedom Mobile and CSG expand partnership for enhanced customer service
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO — CSG, a Colorado-based provider of managed services for business support system (BSS) operations, has extended its partnership with Shaw Communications’ Freedom Mobile to provide additional business and IT operations Read more

Amazon and Intel latest supporters of LoRaWAN standard for low-power networks
FREMONT, CA — Industry support continues to grow for the LoRa Alliance’s open LoRaWAN standard for the Internet of Things (IOT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), with Amazon and Intel among the most recent companies to join the Read more

BlackBerry QNX teams with ETAS to build software platform based on AUTOSAR Adaptive standard
WATERLOO, ON and STUTTGART, GERMANY — BlackBerry’s QNX software division is collaborating with Germany-based ETAS, a solutions provider for the development of embedded systems, to develop and market a safety-critical platform for use in Read more

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